Porcelain painted in overglaze famille rose enamels and gold
Diam. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Not on view
Qing-dynasty porcelains painted with overglaze enamels are often catalogued and dated according to the colors of their palettes using a system first devised in the nineteenth century by a French scholar. Porcelains painted in shades of pink are fittingly known as famille rose. In this dish—whose subject is the popular theme of a woman and children surrounded by luxuries—pink is used for the children's clothing and in one of the borders that frames the charming scene.
Benjamin Altman , until d. 1913; bequeathed to MMA