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.
Copyright SOAS All rights reserved
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: email@example.com
Object reference number: RRC39728
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.