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Dish with Scene of Woman and Children

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
ca. 1730–50
Culture:
China
Medium:
Porcelain painted in overglaze famille rose enamels and gold
Dimensions:
Diam. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913
Accession Number:
14.40.252
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.
Marking: None
Benjamin Altman , New York, (until d. 1913; 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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