Lot 50: Pair of Baluster Vases with Famille Rose Décor, China, Republic
October 22, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Porcelain with polychrome painting
China, Republic period (1912-1949)
Pair of baluster-shaped bodies on an increased base rim
Narrow neck with elephant-head handles and slightly flared mouth
The wall contrasted by revolving figure scenes, embedded in a landscape
The lower body, shoulder and mouth with revolving borders
The neck with ruyi borders tendrils and peonies, on a yellow ground
Six-character Qianlong mark
Height: 34 cm
The vases are in good condition. The painting is minimal rubbed in places, the mouth with slight traces of wear. The height measures 34 cm each.
Famille Rose 粉彩
The term Famille Rose describes a specific sort of Chinese porcelain introduced in the 17th century. The name comes from the dominant pink and carmine color painting that is applied over the glaze. This type of porcelain is in China known as Yangcai 洋彩 ‘foreign color’. The painting of the Famille Rose used opaque enamel colors in contrast to the transparent colors of the Famille Verte.
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