A famille rose covered baluster vase
Early 18th century
Yongzheng-early Qianlong period, Qing dynasty
Porcelain with overglaze famille rose enamels
H: 23 cm
One hairline to vase rim, frit to lid
From a York, Maine private collection
It's always a pleasure to find jars such as this one with its lid still intact and present. So many of these early 18th century jars have either missing or severely damaged lids. The lovely pale pinks and blues on this piece points to a early 18th century creation date. Decorated with traditional motifs, its color palate was nonetheless considered a novel innovation when it was created, as opaque alimony yellow, purple, and blue were new to Chinese porcelain during the early 18th century.
This covered baluster likely belonged to a five-piece garniture set. Zealously collected and jealously guarded, these enameled Chinese porcelain pieces were the “white gold” luxury commodity of the day, and were indicative of the taste, refinement, and prestige of the misses & missus to own them.
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