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Porcelain dish with slightly rounded sides and narrow foot-rim. The dish has a fine white eggshell body. There is a fruiting branch of the peach tree, symbolic of longevity in transparent 'famille verte' palette enamel on the interior. There is no mark on the base, which is glazed.
- Production date
Diameter: 96 millimetres
Height: 20 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Qing early 18thC
Room 95 label text:
Dish with a peach on a branch
This dish is painted with a peach on a branch. Peaches symbolise longevity. Early Qing enamels fire as thin, translucent watercolour-like colours, dominated by green, black, aubergine, red and yellow pigments. Black (made from manganese and cobalt) and iron-pigmented red were used for outlining as they were more opaque than the other colours. Albert Jacquemart (AD 1808–1875) coined the term famille verte in his Histoire de la céramique published in 1873, to describe this palette dominated by shades of green.
Porcelain with overglaze enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, about AD 1700 – 1730
此盤繪桃枝圖案，桃子象徵長壽。清早期燒成的釉上彩為稀薄的透明水彩狀，以綠、黑、茄皮紫、紅及黃彩為主。由於黑彩（由猛及鈷元素呈色）及含鐵的礬紅彩相比其他顏色更為不透明，因此被用於勾勒輪廓。1873年，艾爾伯特•雅哥馬特（1808-1875年）在其出版的《陶瓷史》（Histoire de la céramique）中首創了陶瓷術語famille verte（“綠色系”），用以描述以綠色調為主的五彩裝飾技法。
- On display (G95/dc32/sh2)
- Acquisition notes
- PDF card: Elphinstone Collection.
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