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19th C. Tongzhi Figural Famille Rose Creamer, Narrative


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 SOLD with thanks to Xejiang, China 
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Starting $9.99 with no reserve!

Figural creamer with famille rose enamels
Mid-19th century
Tongzhi period, Qing dynasty
Porcelain with famille rose enamels; Jingdezhen ware
W: 15.5 cm H: 8.5 cm
Perfect condition, some minute wear on enamels
From a East Dennis, MA private collection

Tongzhi period porcelain is well-known for domestic and export wares bearing the “wu shuang pu” (narrative without a double) in illustrated and written format. In the case of this creamer, the story of Wu Ze Tian, the only official female emperor in Chinese history, is laid out in carefully written calligraphy and finely rendered illustrations. Additionally, the handle is decorated with the “three friends of winter” motif (pine, pum blossoms, and bamboo.) The border and interior feature butterflies, peaches, pomegranates, and floral sprays in an overall message for abundance and prosperity.


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1.We absolutely guarantee our items to be authentic and correctly dated; nothing we sell will ever be a post-Republic period modern reproduction.
2.Returns can be made, no questions asked, within 7 days. Past that, we will accept returns in the event of a mistake in our period attribution. No restocking fee will be charged. The buyer pays for the return shipping, and all pieces must be returned in its original condition.
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