Porcelain bowl. The bowl has a fine white body and celadon glaze. There are separated blossoming and fruiting branches in transparent 'famille verte' palette enamels and gold on the exterior.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 61 millimetres
- Diameter: 120 millimetres
Inscription TransliterationDa Ming nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Great Ming dynasty
Inscription CommentFour-character inscription in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing 18th-19thCRoom 95 label text:
Celadon bowl with fruiting branches
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. There is a four-character inscription reading 大明年製 (Da Ming nian zhi 'Made in the Ming dynasty') in underglaze blue on the base.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, celadon glaze, and overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty about, AD 1700–1800
PDF card: Elphinstone Collection.
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Object reference number: RRC39171
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