Porcelain smoking-pipe in the form of a lotus pod with stem and branches, the pod forming the body of the pipe, while the bowl, in the form of a small lotus flower has attached to it two small pods, one open, the other closed. The pipe has a fine white body. The lotus has been painted in 'famille verte' palette enamel.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 223 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing late 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Smoking pipe in the form of a lotus pod
Early Qing enamels fire as thin, translucent watercolour-like colours, dominated by green, black, aubergine, red and yellow pigments. Albert Jacquemart (AD 1808–1875) coined the terms famille verte in his Histoire de la céramique published in 1873, to describe this palette dominated by shades of green.
Porcelain with overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722
PDF card: Acquired before 1935.
Porcelain smoking-pipe in the form of a lotus pod with stem and branches, the pod forming the body of the pipe, while the bowl, in the form of a small lotus flower has attached to it two small pods, one open, the other closed. Fine white porcelain decorated in 'famille verte' enamels.
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Object reference number: RRC39154
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