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wine-pot

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.826

  • Description

    Porcelain wine pot in the form of a peach with handle and spout imitating branches of its tree. There are boughs of blossom in late 'famille verte' palette enamel on the exterior, wood-effect in pale aubergine and black on-biscuit enamel on the spout and handle, and a leaf border around the foot.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 116 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:

    PDF 826

    Wine pot in the form of a peach


    Early Qing enamels fire as thin, translucent watercolour-like colours, dominated by green, black, aubergine, red and yellow pigments. The earliest ones incorporating underglaze cobalt-blue, developed from earlier Ming dynasty (AD 1368–1644) wucai wares (case 31). An overglaze blue was invented around AD 1700. 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 on the biscuit
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 217 bibliographic details
    • Lady David 1973 p.14, no.826 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.26, no.826 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case31/sh4

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.826

Porcelain wine pot in the form of a peach with handle and spout imitating branches of its tree, enamelled on the biscuit in pale aubergine and black.  Decorated on the body with boughs of blossom in late 'famille verte' enamels, and with a conventional leaf border around foot.

Porcelain wine pot in the form of a peach with handle and spout imitating branches of its tree, enamelled on the biscuit in pale aubergine and black. Decorated on the body with boughs of blossom in late 'famille verte' enamels, and with a conventional leaf border around foot.

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