This is a truly stunning Chinese famille rose vase made in the Jiaqing period which encompassed the late 18th and early 19th century. These vases were made for the export market, to the European taste of the time. This is a fabulous example and would enhance any collection.
Famille rose: (French: “rose family”) group of Chinese porcelain wares characterized by decoration painted in opaque overglaze rose colours, chiefly shades of pink and carmine. These colours were known to the Chinese as yangcai (“foreign colours”) because they were first introduced from Europe (about 1685). By the time of the reign of Yongzheng (1722–35) in the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911/12), these shades were favoured over the translucent famille Verte overglaze colours that were previously used and famille rose wares became especially popular during that reign. Made across three centuries and with decoration ranging from Chinese myths and legends to exotic botanical blooms, ‘famille rose’ and ‘famille verte’ enamelled porcelains have an appeal to collectors and those looking for high-quality decoration for their interiors.
The condition is good commensurate with age and there are no chips or cracks, only very minor ware to enamel.Please be aware this is not a new item and will not be perfect, please also study pictures before buying as these form part of the description.
Dimensions: Height 19.5 cm or 7.7 inches; Width 9 cm or 3.5 inches; Diameter at foot 6.5 cm or 2.4 inches; Diameter at top rim 6 cm or 2.4 inches.
Weight 371 grams or 3.5 inches.
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