Qianlong Famille Rose Figural Export Vase
Date: c. 1790 - 1800 | Qianlong Period, Qing Dynasty
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze Canton famille rose enamels
Height: 30 cm
Width (at widest point): 15 cm Provenance: From a Connecticut estate
Description: A splendidly decorated c. 1790s Qianlong period export vase, the porcelain body made in Jingdezhen, but the enameling work done by artisans in Canton. The lobed quatrefoil pipa-lute shaped body is augmented by twin archaistic chilong handles. The painting workmanship is extremely fine and detailed, with the entire vase covered with interesting vignette scenes of Chinese daily domestic life framed by rococo style scrolls in the shape of bats and dragons, and all against a honey-comb like ground. The artists paid extreme attention to the minutia-- even the fabric patterns and hairs on the dogs and horses are painted with care.
Condition: The lower section of one of the chilong handles is a later replacement. The base has been drilled with a small hole, which has been filled in and painted over. [Please examine all photos carefully, as they are part of the condition report.]