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Wine pot

Wine pot

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1722 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in enamel colours

  • Credit Line:

    Salting bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 136, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 3, shelf 5 []

The Kangxi period (1662-1722) was a golden age for enamelled porcelain. All sorts of shapes and colours emerged from the skilful hands of potters in Jingdezhen, the porcelain city in Jiangxi province.

The predominant colour of this wine pot is black. This inspired the French art historian Albert Jacquemart (1808-1875) to coin the term 'famille noire' (black family) to describe Chinese porcelain of such a colour scheme.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1700-1722 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in enamel colours


Height: 15.2 cm


Drinking; Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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