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GUANGXU / REPUBLIC FAMILLE ROSE ROOSTER GINGER JAR


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1920: Item # 1211730

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Ca. 1890 - 1920
Guangxu - Republic Period
Porcelain with overglaze famille rose enamels
H: 31 cm, w: 20 cm
Perfect condition
From a Carmel, California estate


This lidded ginger jar is robustly painted with numerous roosters amongst flowers and rock-work. In Chinese symbology, roosters represent success as well as ambition. To paint roosters over layering one another to suggest "rooster upon rooster (guan shang jia guan)" -- a homonym for "rank upon rank" or "status upon status."