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Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, slightly everted rim and deep foot. The bowl has a fine white body. There is a peony medallion in late 'famille verte' palette enamel on the interior, and three separate trees, with boughs of fruit and flowers on the exterior.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 79 millimetres
- Diameter: 172 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing early 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with fruiting and flowering branches
Early Qing enamels fire as thin, translucent watercolour-like colours, dominated by green, black, aubergine, red and yellow pigments. Black (made from manganese and cobalt) and iron-pigmented red were used for outlining as they were more opaque than the other colours. Albert Jacquemart (AD 1808–1875) coined the term famille verte in his Histoire de la céramique published in 1873, to describe this palette dominated by shades of green. There is a six-character apocryphal Chenghua mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue and overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722
PDF card: Elphinstone Collection
Porcelain bowl with rounded sides, slightly everted rim and deep foot. Fine white porcelain decorated outside with three separate trees and boughs of fruit and flowers, and inside with a peony medallion in late 'famille verte' enamels.
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Object reference number: RRC39215
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