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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.801

  • Description

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish with rounded sides. The dish has colourless glaze which has crawled at the base. There is a peach and leafy twig in pale transparent enamels from the famille verte palette on the interior. A pair with PDF 800.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1662-1722
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 20 millimetres
    • Diameter: 68 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        reign mark
      • Inscription Position

        on base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        大清康熙年製
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Da Qing Kangxi nian zhi
      • Inscription Translation

        Made in the Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Kangxi mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base.
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        inside
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        shou
      • Inscription Translation

        Longevity
  • Curator's comments

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

    PDF 801

    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 character 壽 (shou, ‘longevity’) is gilded in an elongated seal script. This was a 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

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  • Bibliography

    • Scott 1991 p.19, no.801 bibliographic details
    • Lady David 1973 p.9, no.801 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case32/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.801

Saucer-shaped fine porcelain dish with rounded sides. Decorated in pale transparent enamels (famille verte palette), with a peach and leafy twig on the inside. The glaze has crawled at the base. A pair with PDF 800.

Saucer-shaped fine porcelain dish with rounded sides. Decorated in pale transparent enamels (famille verte palette), with a peach and leafy twig on the inside. The glaze has crawled at the base. A pair with PDF 800.

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