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Title

Imperial birthday dish with peach

1662-1722

Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Jingdezhen Jiangxi Province China
    Period
    Kangxi 1662 - 1722 Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Date
    1662-1722
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain with 'famille verte' decoration
    Dimensions
    5.5 x 28.6 cm diam.
    Credit
    Purchased 1971
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    141.1971
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Jingdezhen ware

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Jingdezhen

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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