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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.844

  • Description

    Porcelain vase of baluster form with slender neck, wide spreading mouth and narrowing base which spreads to a wide slightly thickened foot-ring. The vase has a fine white body. There is a horseman in transparent 'famille verte' palette enamels and gold on the exterior.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 208 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 844

    Vase with the design of a horseman


    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. Albert Jacquemart (AD 1808–1875) coined the term famille verte in his Histoire de la céramique published in 1873, to describe this palette dominated by shades of green.


    Porcelain with overglaze enamels and gold
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.18, no.844 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.34, no.844 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case32/sh8

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Elphinstone Collection.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.844

Porcelain vase of baluster form with slender neck, wide spreading mouth and narrowing base which spreads to a wide slightly thickened foot-ring. Fine white porcelain decorated in transparent 'famille verte' enamels and gold with the design of a horseman.

Porcelain vase of baluster form with slender neck, wide spreading mouth and narrowing base which spreads to a wide slightly thickened foot-ring. Fine white porcelain decorated in transparent 'famille verte' enamels and gold with the design of a horseman.

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