Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Yongzheng mark and period (1723–35)
early 18th century
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under and colored enamels over transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
Diam. 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1925
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 202
The lotuses and water were painted using blue outlines under the glaze and colored enamels over the glaze. This complicated technique, which began in China in the fifteenth century, was refined in the eighteenth and is often known as doucai, or joined colors.