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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.863

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1700-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 84 millimetres
    • Diameter: 225 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 863

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.22, no.863 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.38, no.863 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case32/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Acquired from the American Art Assoc. New York, Nov. 24, 1934. Previous owner: Hippisley Collection.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.863

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.

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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