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Porcelain saucer-shaped dish with rounded sides and flat base. The dish has a fine white eggshell body. There is a landscape design of rocks, shrubs, flowering peony, dianthus pinks, and a pair of cockerels in dark brown, blue, and 'famille rose' palette enamel on the interior. Pair with PDF 847.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 34 millimetres
- Diameter: 157 millimetres
Inscription Scriptseal script
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription Content功名富貴 洪福齊天
Inscription TransliterationGongming fugui hongfu qitian
Inscription TranslationRiches and honour and abounding happiness
Published PDF date : Qing late 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Ruby-backed dish with cockerel
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. This group of egg-shell thin porcelains is known as ruby-backed wares because of the monochrome pink colour on their outer walls. The inscription in seal script on the back translates ‘Riches and Honour, abounding happiness reaching to Heaven’.
Porcelain with fencai enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1720–1740
On display: G95/dc33/sh2
R. L. Hobson 1934 records: From the Pierpont Morgan Collection. PDF card: J. Pierpont Morgan Collection, New York. No. G 13.
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Object reference number: RRC39177
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