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Porcelain saucer-shaped dish with rounded sides. The dish has colourless glaze which has crawled at the base. There is a peach and leafy twig in pale transparent enamels from the famille verte palette on the interior. A pair with PDF 800.
- Production date
Diameter: 68 millimetres
Height: 20 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Qing Kangxi 1662-1722
Room 95 label text:
Dish with peaches
The porcelain painter has created subtle gradations of colour within the peach using a palette of translucent enamels by applying green to coral pink to red in painted and blown-on trenches. Over the peach, itself a Chinese emblem of long life, the character 壽 (shou, ‘longevity’) is gilded in an elongated seal script. This was a birthday greeting and it is probable this dish was made to celebrate the 60th birthday of the Kangxi emperor (lived AD1654–1722) on 12th April1713.
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue mark, translucent overglaze colours and gilding
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Kangxi mark and period, about AD 1713
- On display (G95/dc32/sh2)
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