Small Dish with Yellow Monochrome Glaze

Small Dish with Yellow Monochrome Glaze

1723–35

Enameled porcelain

Diameter: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.); Overall: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Bequest of Nicholas J. Velloney 2003.260

Did you know?

This monochromatic yellow dish was made for the imperial household.

Description

In the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), luxury items became more affordable to larger parts of the society, including women, merchants, and literati in non-official positions. Imperial patronage and a growing urban population encouraged consumption of luxury goods and local craftmanship. This enameled porcelain illustrates the the Qing dynasty accomplishments in porcelain techniques and the creative mind of the talented artisans who sought clients on a competitive market.

See also
Department: 
Chinese Art
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic

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