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Wine pot

Wine pot

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1680-1720 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in coloured enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Salting bequest

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


1680-1720 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in coloured enamels


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

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]




East Asia Collection

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