The delicately painted peach, a symbol of longevity, floats against a fine white porcelain ground. The peach is inscribed with the gold seal characters 'wan shou' (a myriad longevities), an imperial birthday greeting. A similar birthday dish is in the Percival David collection in London.
The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.124.
porcelain with 'famille verte' decoration
5.5 x 28.6 cm
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–28 Feb 2016
Referenced in 2 publications
Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Marvel of Porcelain', Sydney, 2003, 124 (colour illus.).
Jackie Menzies, Look, 'Porcelain power', pg. 30-31, Sydney, Feb 2009, 31 (colour illus.).