Vase with Nine Peaches

Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong mark and period (1736–95)

Culture: China

Medium: Porcelain painted with colored enamels over transparent glaze (Jingdezhen ware)

Dimensions: 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)

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D. Fletcher, 1917

Accession Number: 17.120.194


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.