Definition of famille in English:

famille

Line breaks: fa|mille
Pronunciation: /faˈmiː
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Chinese enamelled porcelain of particular periods in the 17th and 18th centuries with a specified predominant colour: famille jaune /ʒəʊn/ (yellow), famille noire /nwɑː/ (black), famille rose /rəʊz/ (red), or famille verte /vɛːt/ (green): the coloured wares include versions of Chinese famille rose [as modifier]: a fine famille verte saucer dish
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    • This is also reflected in the porcelain market, where bright enamelled porcelains, famille rose and famille verte, fetch extraordinary prices.
    • Pieces that exhibit small, careful brushstrokes are in general considered typical of Peking, while those that display a palette and brush technique strongly akin to famille rose porcelain of the period are considered to be Cantonese.
    • These works are particularly beautiful, and are decorated with gilding as well as famille verte and fencai enamel glazes.

Origin

French, literally 'family'.

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