Imperial Goldfish Plaque

Size: H51.5cm x 18cm x 3cm

Four cartouches display fish swimming amongst fallen flowers and water plants, as seen through openings in an ingenious 18th century double-layered composite vase. Replicating the original artefact, each pewter cartouche’s gilded border composes scenes of rich sculpting, presented in an elegant vertical arrangement.

Based on a revolving vase in cobalt blue glaze painted with swimming fish; Qing dynasty, Qianlong reign (1736-1795)

About the collection
A collaborative project with Taiwan’s National Palace Museum to reimagine its priceless collection of Chinese artworks and artefacts as objects for a contemporary lifestyle. Each piece carries the Museum’s logotype.