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Dish with Peonies and Dragonfly

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong mark and period (1736–95)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted in overglaze famille rose enamels
Dimensions:
H. 1 in. (2.5 cm); Diam. 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Alfred W. Hoyt Collection, Bequest of Rosina H. Hoppin, 1965
Accession Number:
65.86.21
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.
Marking: Qianlong mark on underside, in blue
Alfred W. Hoyt , New York (until d. 1911) ; Rosina H. Hoppin , New York (until d. 1965; bequeathed to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Extravagant Display: Chinese Art in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries," December 14, 2010–May 1, 2011.

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