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Porcelain vase of ovoid form with short neck and thickened mouth-rim. The vase has a fine white body and 'chicken skin' glaze. There is a shepherdess in Chinese attire with European elements, wearing a hood in 'Gu Yue' style pale 'famille rose' palette enamel on the exterior.
- Production date
1912-1923 (possibly later enamel)
Height: 314 millimetres
- Curator's comments
Published PDF date : Qing Qianlong 1736-95
Room 95 label text:
Vase with a shepherdess
Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong emperors ordered glazed and biscuit-fired porcelains from the imperial kilns in Jingdezhen. These were then decorated in the Palace in琺瑯彩 (falangcai ‘foreign colours’). The palette, textures and application of the enamels are rather different from those used at Jingdezhen. Porcelain decorators, within the Qing palace, often employed a style of painting which uses perspective, in the manner of a contemporary 18th century European painting. This Qianlong period vase is painted in this palace falangcai -style but perhaps later in the Qing or even Republican period. The subject of three sheep is a visual pun meaning 三陽開泰 (san yang kai tai 'the male force in the universe').
Porcelain with fencai (famille-rose) enamels
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, AD 1736–95 (porcelain)
Possibly Republican period, about 1912–1923 (enamels)
- On display (G95/dc33/sh9)
- Acquisition notes
- Lady David 1973 records: From the Reginald Cory Collection.
PDF card: Reginald Cory Collection.
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