Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong mark and period (1736–95)
Porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)
H. 20 in. (50.8 cm); Diam. 16 in. (40.6 cm); Diam. of rim 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); Diam. of foot 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 202
The delicate pink in the painting illustrates the development of new colors in the early part of the eighteenth century. Opaque white derived from a lead arsenite, and pale pink tinted with bits of gold were added to the palette and combined with existing colors to create a range of hues.
Marking: Qianlong mark
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher , New York (until his d. 1917)