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Jar with Basket of Auspicious Flowers

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Dimensions:
H. 24 in. (61 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.189a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 200
In some of the porcelain on view, the color green predominates in the painted decoration. In others, such as this jar, it is shades of pink that dominate. As a result, porcelains painted with this palette have generally been known as famille rose (pink family) in Western writings.
Marking: None
Benjamin Altman , until d. 1913; bequeathed to MMA
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