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Wine pot

Wine pot

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1680-1720 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in coloured enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Salting bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.1263-1910

  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 4 []

This wine pot is shaped like the Chinese character shou (long life). Because yellow is the predominant colour a French art historian gave it the name 'famille jaune' (yellow family). The potter added a figure painted in blue to the design, making the object a rare example of two decorative techniques.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1680-1720 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in coloured enamels

Dimensions

Height: 23.2 cm

Descriptive line

Porcelain wine pot decorated with polychrome enamels in famille jaune style, Jingdezhen, Qing dynasty, ca. 1680-1720

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Bushell, Chinese Art, fig 48

Labels and date

Wine pot
Kangxi reign period
1680-1720

This wine pot is shaped like the Chinese character shou (long life).

Porcelain painted in cobalt blue and coloured enamels

Jingdezhen kilns, south China
Salting Bequest
Museum no. C.1263-1910 [2007]

Categories

Drinking

Collection

East Asia Collection

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