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  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1680-1722 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in enamel colours

  • Credit Line:

    Salting bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    China, Room 44, The T.T. Tsui Gallery, case 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 vase is green, which inspired the French art historian Albert Jacquemart (1808-1875) to coin the term 'famille verte' (green family) to describe Chinese porcelain of such a colour scheme.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)


1680-1722 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in enamel colours


Height: 11.5 cm

Descriptive line

Bamboo canes; Cer, China, Qing, polychrome, f. verte

Cer, China, Qing, polychrome

Labels and date

Teapot in form of bamboo canes
Kangxi reign period
Jingdezhen kilns, south China

Porcelain with coloured glaze
Museum no. C.1096-1910
Salting Bequest [2007]


Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares; Ceramics; Porcelain


East Asia Collection

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