Porcelain dish with overglaze painted scene in the Famille Rose palette
- Object Number: STKMG:1942.P.530.4.1
- Simple Name: dish
- Production Place: Jingdezhen
- Production Place: China
- Production Period:
- Summary: Porcelain dish with overglaze painted scene in the Famille Rose palette. The back is pink painted (ruby back). The painted scene depicts five ladies in a domestic interior, one painting, one playing a zither, two playing Chinese chess (xiangqi) and the other tending to a hanging bird cage. Highly detailed background with both interior scenes and views of a garden. A small cat and two pots of plants are in the foreground. It has been suggested by Margaret Medley that the porcelain and pink glazed back is original to the mark (Yongzheng) but that the enamel decoration is later, possibly late 19th century. Rose Kerr has suggested a date of circa 1925 to 1940, Republic.
- Terms:famille rose
- Terms:101 Ceramic Highlights
- Additional Notes: Part of a collection of 68 pieces of fine Chinese porcelain documented as having been made at Jingdezhen during the reign of the Dowager Empress Cixi (1861-1908). Most likely made during the Republic period, circa 1925 to 1940. Most of the specimens are decorated in the Guyuexuan style (developed in the eighteenth century but revived in later periods), a style of highly decorated enamels characterised by a landscape scene accompanied by a four or six line poem and red seals. This forms a unique collection made by Mr Abbott of Messrs Sparks Ltd in China during the early-mid 20th century.
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