Porcelain dish. Fine white eggshell porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' palette enamels with three cocks, one white and two yellow, an insect, rocks and peonies. Diaper band around the rim. Outside covered in rose enamels. Pair with A800.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Height: 37 millimetres
- Diameter: 197 millimetres
Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:
Dish with three cockerels
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. Although pink, made using gold, was introduced from the West, European and Chinese craftsmen employed quite different recipes to achieve it. Some of the most technically accomplished fencai wares were made in the Yongzheng emperor’s reign. This type of dish made of egg-shell thin porcelain is known as ruby-backed ware because of the monochrome pink colour on its outer walls.
Porcelain with fencai enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1720–1740
Saucer-shape porcelain dish. Fine white eggshell porcelain decorated in 'famille rose' enamels with three cocks, one white and two yellow, an insect, rocks and peonies. Diaper band around the rim. Outside covered in rose enamels. Pair with A800.
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Object reference number: RRC39718
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