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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.810

  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1800-1949
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 60 millimetres
    • Diameter: 294 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Comment

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

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

    PDF A810

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.32, no.A810 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.48, no.A810 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case33/sh9

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    PDF card: Elphinstone Collection.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.810

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.

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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