Artifact Date:

1000 B.C. - A.D.

Artifact Era/Dynasty:

Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Creator:

Unknown

Creator Ancestory:

Chinese

Department:

The Museum Proper

Replica or Original:

Replica

On Display, In Storage, or in a Private Offsite Collection:

On Display

Primary Material:

Metal

Medium:

Bronze

Dimensions:

7.5" x 15.25" x 15.25"

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A bronze bowl that when filled with water and rubbed produces water spouts.
一個當裝滿水並用雙手摩擦碗柄時會產生小噴泉的青銅碗。

    

Classification/Category:

Recreational Objects

Specific Classification:

Bowl

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Donated by:

Unknown

Accession Number

1993.011.001

Catalogue Entry

The Fish-Basin first appeared in the Han Dynasty in China. Quaint in shape and capturing a traditional aesthetic, this authentic bronze bowl depicts four fish at the bottom of the basin and two ears welded onto its rim. In order to make the basin sing, clean water must sit at the bottom. Then, with clean hands, rub the ears slowly. Sweet drone will be heard from the basin and four water coloumns of aboutb 50 cm high will sput out from the mouth of four fish. 


The singing of the fish basin will make you stronger and happier, promoting an enthusiasm for life. The Bronze Singing Fish Basin is documented as a historic object that encouraged "play" among nobles, gifted scholars and beautiful ladies in the Ming Dynasty.


青銅魚洗最早出現於中國漢代。這款青銅碗造型古雅,體現了傳統美學。青銅魚洗的盆底刻有四條魚,而盆緣上亦焊接了兩個把手。為了使盤發出聲音,乾淨清澈的水必須先在盤內靜止。 然後,用乾淨的手慢慢揉搓盆緣上的兩個把手。盆將會發出嗡嗡聲,而四條魚的嘴裏均會噴出四根約50厘米高的水柱。


青銅魚洗的歌聲會讓你感到愉悅,激發對生活的熱情。青銅魚洗被記載為明代鼓勵貴族、才子和佳麗們「嬉戲」的歷史文物。

Online References:

Artifact Date:

1000 B.C. - A.D.

Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Artifact Era/Dynasty:

Unknown

Creator:

Chinese

Creator Ancestry:

Catalogue Entry

They are bronze bowls which are so precisely proportioned that when just the right amount of water is placed in them, and the two handles are rubbed at the correct rate, water spouts appear.

它們是青銅碗,它們的比例非常精確,以至於當它們放入適量的水時,在兩個碗上都進行了摩擦。出現水柱。

Online References:

Department:

The Museum Proper

On Display, In Storage, or in a Private Offsite Collection:

On Display

Replica or Original:

Replica

A bronze bowl that when filled with water and rubbed produces water spouts.
一個當裝滿水並用雙手摩擦碗柄時會產生小噴泉的青銅碗。

Listen

00:00 / 01:04

Classification/Category:

Recreational Objects

Specific Classification:

Bowl

Notable Signatures,

Inscriptions, and/or Markings:

Primary Material:

Metal

Medium:

Bronze

Dimensions:

7.5" x 15.25" x 15.25"

Donated by:

Unknown

Accession Number:

1993.011.001

Bronze Singing Fish Basin 青銅魚洗