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Porcelain saucer-shaped dish. Decorated on the reverse in 'famille rose' palette enamels and two shades of brown with a design which is continued onto the interior, of a blossoming prunus tree with intertwining branches and roses, and bamboo.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 60 millimetres
- Diameter: 294 millimetres
Inscription CommentSix-character Yongzheng mark in a double circle in underglaze blue on the base
Published PDF date : Qing Yongzheng 1723-1735Room 95 label text:
Dish with blossoming prunus trees
A new opaque palette of overglaze colours developed in China around AD 1720. A new opaque white greatly increased the shades of colours available to the potters, and a new pink gave the overall palette a softer feel. Some of the most technically accomplished 粉彩fencai (powdered colours) wares were made in the Yongzheng emperor’s reign. The base has a six-character underglaze blue Yongzheng reign mark.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark and fencai (powdered colours)
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty or Republican, AD 1800–1949
PDF card: Elphinstone Collection.
Saucer-shaped porcelain dish. Decorated on the reverse in 'famille rose' enamels and two shades of brown with a design which is continued onto the interior, of a blossoming prunus tree with intertwining branches and roses, and bamboo.
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Object reference number: RRC39728
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