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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF,A.800

  • Description

    Saucer-shape 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 A801.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC(early)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 37 millimetres
    • Diameter: 197 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Qing 18thCRoom 95 label text:

    PDF A800

    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

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  • Bibliography

    • Lady David 1973 p.29, no.A800 bibliographic details
    • Scott 1991 p.45, no.A800 bibliographic details
    • Pierson & Barnes 2002 pp 66&67, no.56 (and base) (pair with A801) bibliographic details
  • Location

    G95/case33/sh2

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF,A.800

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.

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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