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Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Rouleau Vases, c. 1900

$3,480per set

About

During the 18th century, Europeans provided an eager market for Chinese export porcelain, especially the colorful and fanciful ware known as “famille rose.” Named for a palette of opaque overglaze enamels that favored roses and pinks, famille rose porcelain ware was crafted with the same technical virtuosity as imperial porcelain but designed for Western tastes. These rouleau-shaped vases date to the early 20th century and beautifully showcase the intricate decoration characteristic of famille rose ware. Also known as bangchuping (????), or 'grain mallet vase', rouleau vases are distinguished by short necks, well-defined rims, and tall cylindrical sides ideal for figurative scenes or landscapes. This pair is painted with a scene of courtly women and children relaxing in a luxurious interior setting. Seated at fine tables and surrounded by beautiful objects, the women are shown drinking tea, playing weiqi, and painting calligraphy scrolls. The domestic scene is framed by rectangular lappets at the base and an interlocking coin pattern at the shoulders. The neck is decorated by colorful rocks and peony blossoms, symbols of springtime and feminine beauty. Offering an idealized depiction of Ming-dynasty life, these delicate vases use the contemporary techniques of famille rose to honor the past with vibrant colors. Additional dimensions: Diameter of opening: 2.75".

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 15.5 in. (39.37 cm)Diameter: 6 in. (15.24 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Porcelain,Enameled
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: CFC1221stDibs: LU820024292102

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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Located in Chicago, IL

PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic.

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