Porcelain brush-pot of cylindrical form. Decorated in 'famille verte' palette enamels, iron red and overglaze blue with a garden scene with terrace, rock and pine tree, and Fuxing, Luxing and Shouing, the Three Star Gods.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 132 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing early 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Brush-pot with the Three Star Gods
Early Qing enamels fire as thin, translucent watercolour-like colours, dominated by green, black, aubergine, red and yellow pigments. Black (made from manganese and cobalt) and iron-pigmented red were used for outlining as they were more opaque than the other colours. The three star gods seen here are the Gods of Happiness, Emolument and Longevity. The God of Emolument is signified by an official hat, the God of Longevity with a high forehead and long beard, and the God of Happiness with a green robe. The gods are examining a painting attended by a boy.
Porcelain with overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period, AD 1662–1722
PDF card: Elphinstone Gift
Porcelain brush-pot of cylindrical form. Decorated in 'famille verte' enamels, iron red and overglaze blue with a garden scene with terrace, rock and pine tree, and the Daoist Triad, Fu, Lu and Shou, the Three Star Gods.
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Object reference number: RRC39761
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