Small Porcelain Pot with Decoration of Flowers and Fruit with lid and platter


Compagnie des Indes ( Chinese , 1719 - 1794 )

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General Description

This bowl, or tureen, as well as its lid and stand are peach-form and have naturalistic twig and leaf handles. The lid is relief-molded with peaches. Each piece is finely painted; the selection of colors is lovely and the asymmetric design of peonies, chrysanthemums and other flowers is imaginative.

Excerpt from

Dallas Museum of Art, The Wendy and Emery Reves Collection (Dallas, Texas: Dallas Museum of Art, 1985), 192.

Fun Facts

In China the peach is a symbol of longevity. It is coveted in a society in which old age is extolled, the elderly cherished, and ancestors venerated.

Web Resources

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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