Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong mark and period (1736–95)
Porcelain painted in overglaze famille rose enamels
H. 1 in. (2.5 cm); Diam. 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Alfred W. Hoyt Collection, Bequest of Rosina H. Hoppin, 1965
Not on view
The creation in the late seventeenth century of a range of opaque overglaze enamel colors was one of the most important technological developments in the Chinese porcelain industry. The delicate pink enamel of the blossoms on this dish first appeared in the early eighteenth century during the reign of the Yongzheng Emperor (r. 1723–35) and continued to be used during that of the Qianlong Emperor.