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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.840

  • Description

    Porcelain saucer-shaped dish. Decorated in 'famille rose' palette enamels and iron red with a fruiting peach 'tao' painted and speckled in various shades of bright pink and green, intertwined with tree peony and prunus.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1723-1735
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 89 millimetres
    • Diameter: 507 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

        Six-character Yongzheng mark in a double circle in underglaze blue
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:

    PDF A840

    Serving dish with peaches


    In the same way as contemporary British artist Sir Howard Hodgkin (born AD 1932) includes the borders of a picture within a work, here porcelain decorators have gone beyond the boundaries of the rim to incorporate the outside of the dish in a continued design. The two flowering and fruiting peach trees, in shades of pink, green and brown spill over the sides of the dish and the design starts only at the foot ring. To complement these enamels, iron-red and black are used to great effect. These colours are not opaque and sit nearer to the surface, creating a contrasting matt result.


    Porcelain with underglaze blue and opaque overglaze enamels
    Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
    Qing dynasty, Yongzheng mark and period, AD1723–35

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  • Bibliography

    • Pierson 2001 p. 39, no. 32 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989B p.107, no.111 bibliographic details
    • Lady David 1973 p.38, no.A840 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.57, no.A840 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1989A p.84, no.52 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 2002 p.87, no.91 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case64-7

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.840

Saucer-shaped porcelain dish. Decorated in 'famille rose' enamels and iron red with a fruiting peach 'tao' painted and speckled in various shades of bright pink and green, intertwined with tree peony and prunus.

Saucer-shaped porcelain dish. Decorated in 'famille rose' enamels and iron red with a fruiting peach 'tao' painted and speckled in various shades of bright pink and green, intertwined with tree peony and prunus.

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