- Previous 0/1630
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.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 89 millimetres
- Diameter: 507 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Yongzheng mark in a double circle in underglaze blue
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
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
On display: G95/dc64/s7
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.
Copyright SOAS All rights reserved
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: RRC39759
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.