Shunzhi period, 1638-1661
Height 13 cm
Decorated in thick, semi-translucent, pale and light green, yellow, aubergine and iron-red enamels with large leafy branches descending down the body and each bearing four large peaches, apples or pomegranates in two clusters.
This pattern of three fruits are commonly seen on Shunzhi period pieces. These three fruits represent a general wish of abundance in longevity (peach), as well as in fertility (pomegranate) and peace (apple).
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Michael Butler and others
'Treasures from an Unknown Reign: Shunzhi Porcelain'
Alexandria, Virginia, 2002.
Sir Michael Butler and others
'Seventeenth-Century Chinese Porcelain from the Butler Family Collection'
Alexandria, Virginia, 1990.