Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi period (1662–1722)
early 18th century
Porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
H. 18 3/4 in. (47.6 cm)
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Not on view
Porcelains painted with enamels in which the color green predominates are often classified as famille verte, based on the writings of the nineteenth-century French collector and connoisseur Albert Jacquemart (1808–1875). It should be noted that French terms such as famille verte are used only in Western and not in Chinese scholarship and have, therefore, not been used here.