Porcelain saucer-shaped dish. The dish has a fine white body. There is a large peach shaded in iron red with a seal script character in gold, twigs and leaves on the interior, and three twigs with green peaches inscribed in gold on the exterior.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 55 millimetres
- Diameter: 286 millimetres
Inscription CommentCharacters wanshou in gold (ten thousand years of longevity) on the interior, and shou on the exterior
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Qing Kangxi nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
Serving dish with peaches
The porcelain painter has created subtle gradations of colour within the peach using a palette of translucent enamels by applying green to coral pink to red in painted and blown-on trenches. Over the peach, itself a Chinese emblem of long life, the characters 萬壽 (wanshou, ‘ten thousand longevities’) are gilded in an elongated seal script. Outside the dish is painted with peaches, leafy branches and 壽 (shou ‘longevity’) characters. Wanshou was an imperial birthday greeting and it is probable this dish was made to celebrate the 60th birthday of the Kangxi emperor (lived AD1654–1722) on 12th April1713.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, translucent overglaze colours and gilding
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, about AD 1713
PDF card: Acquired before 1934
Saucer-shaped, fine white porcelain dish. Painted in delicate enamels. Inside is a large peach shaded in iron red with twigs and leaves. On the peach is a seal script character in gold. On the outside are three twigs with green peaches also inscribed in gold.
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Object reference number: RRC39150
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