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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1700-1722 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels

  • Museum number:

    511-1875

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 9, shelf 1

Enamels are glass-like pigments used to decorate ceramics, glass and metal. They are fused on to the surface of already-fired ceramics by a number of additional firings, often in a specifically designed ‘muffle kiln’. Enamel-painting started very early in China. Green is the predominant colour on this vase. As a result the 19th-century French writer Albert Jacquemart gave it the name 'famille verte' (green family).

Physical description

Porcelain vase, four-sided, painted in overglaze enamels in the famille verte palette with groups of figures, flowers, foliage and represtations of vases.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1700-1722 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels

Dimensions

Height: 52.1 cm, Width: 17.5 cm

Object history note

Bought (Bond Collection).

Descriptive line

Vase, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels in the famille verte palette, China, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Production Note

label

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Vases; Foliation (pattern); Figures; Flowers

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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