Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a fine white body. There is a peach branch with leaves and a large fruit in transparent 'famille verte' palette enamels, and the character 'shou' (longevity) in seal script in gold on the interior.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 84 millimetres
- Diameter: 225 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Bowl with immortals and their attendants
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. This bowl is delicately painted with tiny brush strokes, which build up colour and texture. Inside is a peach branch with leaves and one large fruit, on which is pencilled in gold the character 壽 (shou 'longevity') in seal script.
Porcelain with overglaze enamels, iron-red and gilding
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, about AD1700–1722
PDF card: Acquired from the American Art Assoc. New York, Nov. 24, 1934. Previous owner: Hippisley Collection.
Fine white porcelain bowl. Decorated with transparent 'famille verte' enamels and gold. Inside is a peach branch with leaves and one large fruit, on which is pencilled in gold the character 'shou' (longevity) in seal script.
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Object reference number: RRC39194
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