Porcelain saucer-shaped dish with rounded sides and flat base. The dish has a fine white eggshell body. There is a lady sitting on a rectangular lacquered stool, holding a peony in her left hand in 'famille rose' palette enamel on the interior.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 38 millimetres
- Diameter: 198 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Dish with a domestic scene
A new opaque palette of overglaze colours developed in China around AD 1720. A new opaque white greatly increased the shades of colours available to the potters, and a new pink gave the overall palette a softer feel. Although pink, made using gold, was introduced from the West, European and Chinese craftsmen employed quite different recipes to achieve it. Some of the most technically accomplished fencai wares were made in the Yongzheng emperor’s reign. This type of dish made of egg-shell thin porcelain is known as ruby-backed ware because of the monochrome pink colour on its outer walls.
Porcelain with fencai (powdered colours)
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1720–1740
Lady David 1973 records: From the J. E. Taylor Collection. PDF card: J. E. Taylor Collection.
Saucer-shaped porcelain dish with rounded sides and flat base. Fine white eggshell porcelain decorated inside in 'famille rose' enamels with a picture of family life. A lady sits on a rectangular lacquered stool, holding a peony in her left hand.
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