Antique Chinese famille jaune porcelain. Famille jaune (fr., yellow family, or yellow palette) Chinese porcelain refers to those decorated with a yellow background and complimentary polychrome enamel decoration traditionally including colors which might otherwise be thought of as verte palette - either having green, aubergine and yellow decoration on biscuit or five color decoration on porcelain. Famille jaune originated along with famille verte as early as the Kangxi period. As with famille noire porcelains, some attributions pre-dating the final reigns of the Qing dynasty may be debated. Much clobbering and sophisticated production around that time was feeding the Western collector demand for fine and colorful, often fantastic, Chinese porcelains.