China, Jiangxi Province; Qing period (1644–1911), Yongzheng era, 1723–1735
Porcelain painted with overglaze enamels (Jingdezhen ware).
In this piece colors such as the white-pink and pale green of the peaches and the bright yellow of the loquats were only possible because of the expanded palette made available by the development of opaque enamels during the early eighteenth century at the imperial kilns and factories at Jingdezhen. The range of colors used to paint this bottle, which dates to the reign of the Yongzheng emperor, are known in Chinese as “powdery colors” (fencai).
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