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Vase with peaches
Place of Origin: China, Jingdezhen kilns, Jiangxi province
Historical Period: Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Reign of the Qianlong emperor (1736-1795)
Materials: Porcelain with painted overglaze polychrome decoration
Style or Ware: fencai
Dimensions: H. 19 5/8 in x Diam. 14 1/2 in, H. 49.8 cm x Diam. 36.8 cm
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Ceramics
Object Number: B60P124+
On Display: Yes
Location: Gallery 17

Description

Label:

清朝乾隆 江西景德鎮窯 粉彩 九桃枝花天球瓶

HIDDEN MEANING: Nine peaches offer longevity (jiutao xianshou 九桃獻壽

Peaches bring to mind the immortal fruit grown in the Queen Mother of the West's Peach Orchard, and thus they are traditionally associated with longevity. Motifs featuring peaches were popular during the Yongzheng and Qianlong dynasties; Yongzheng vases show eight peaches, while some vases from the Qianlong period, including this one, display nine peaches. Nine is the highest number of the yang (male principle) and stands for eternity (jiu 久


More Information

Marks: Qianlong mark and underglaze blue six-character mark in three columns
Exhibition History: "Decorative Motifs in Chinese Porcelains: Selections from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Avery Brundage Collection", UCSF Library, 11/10/1998 - 11/1/1999
Hidden Meanings: Symbolism in Chinese Imperial Arts, October 7- December 31, 2006
Label:

清朝乾隆 江西景德鎮窯 粉彩 九桃枝花天球瓶

HIDDEN MEANING: Nine peaches offer longevity (jiutao xianshou 九桃獻壽

Peaches bring to mind the immortal fruit grown in the Queen Mother of the West's Peach Orchard, and thus they are traditionally associated with longevity. Motifs featuring peaches were popular during the Yongzheng and Qianlong dynasties; Yongzheng vases show eight peaches, while some vases from the Qianlong period, including this one, display nine peaches. Nine is the highest number of the yang (male principle) and stands for eternity (jiu 久


Marks: Qianlong mark and underglaze blue six-character mark in three columns
Exhibition History: "Decorative Motifs in Chinese Porcelains: Selections from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Avery Brundage Collection", UCSF Library, 11/10/1998 - 11/1/1999
Hidden Meanings: Symbolism in Chinese Imperial Arts, October 7- December 31, 2006