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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
Upper Asian gallery
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 (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, Newtown, Feb 2009, 31 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Conversations through the Asian collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Oct 2014–05 Sep 2015