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 801.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 20 millimetres
- Diameter: 68 millimetres
Inscription Typereign mark
Inscription Positionon base
Inscription TransliterationDa Qing Kangxi nian zhi
Inscription TranslationMade in the Qing dynasty, Kangxi reign
Inscription CommentSix-character Kangxi mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base.
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722Room 95 label text:
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
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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Object reference number: RRC39132
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