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An image of Imperial birthday dish with peach by Jingdezhen ware

Jingdezhen ware

(China  – )

Title
Imperial birthday dish with peach
Place of origin
JingdezhenJiangxi ProvinceChina
Period
Kangxi 1662 - 1722Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
Year
1662-1722
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain with 'famille verte' decoration
Dimensions

5.5 x 28.6 cm

Credit
Purchased 1971
Accession number
141.1971
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (2)

Jackie Menzies, Look, 'Porcelain power', pg. 30-31, Newtown, Feb 2009, 31 (colour illus.).

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Marvel of Porcelain', Sydney, 2003, 124 (colour illus.).