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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:2006.0403.30
Collection:Applied Art - Asian
Date:1796 - 1820


The term 'Famille Rose' refers to the glaze and means 'the pink family' and describes the use of pink enamel. This European style of decoration was introduced to China around 1720.
The women represented on this bowl are married with children. Their style of dress indicates that they may come from intellectual families.

Franklin Bequest, 2006.

Further Information

Production Period:Qing Dynasty (Jiaqing reign)
School/Style:Famille Rose
Place of Origin:China


Height:85 mm
Diameter:130 mm; 60 mm