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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.859

  • Description

    Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a fine white body. There is a peach branch with leaves and a large fruit in iron red and transparent 'famille verte' palette enamels, and the character 'shou' (longevity) in seal script in gold on the interior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

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

    Published PDF date : Qing early 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 859

    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

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 215 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p. 165, pl. CLXIV bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2001 p. 90, no. 92 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989B p.101, no.105 bibliographic details
    • Lady David 1973 p.21, no.859, pl. VI bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.37, no.859, colour bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989A p.78, no.47 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case32/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    R. L. Hobson, 1934 records: From the Reginald Cory Collection. PDF card: Acquired from the American Art Assoc., New York November 24, 1934. Previous owners: Hippisley Collection. Reginald Cory Collection.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.859

Fine white porcelain bowl. Decorated with transparent 'famille verte' enamels, iron red and gilding. Inside, a peach branch with leaves and one large fruit with the character 'shou' (longevity) in seal script painted in gold.

Fine white porcelain bowl. Decorated with transparent 'famille verte' enamels, iron red and gilding. Inside, a peach branch with leaves and one large fruit with the character 'shou' (longevity) in seal script painted in gold.

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