A pair of large Famille rose vases decorated with characters and epic or courtly scenes inspired by the Romance of the Three Kingdoms in cartouches on a background of flowers, peaches of longevity and birds, the neck decorated with qilong salamanders, reign of Tongzhi (1861 -1875), 19th century. Very well carved and quality wood stands from the same period.
This pair of large vases belongs to the so-called Canton production of the 19th century in China but it is distinguished by the high quality of Famille rose enamels and the style of painting of the faces and clothes of the characters, typical of the beginnings of this period. production and that can be dated to the reign of Tongzhi.
At that time, porcelain was fired in Jingdezhen but it was also still sometimes glazed there, this being undoubtedly proved by the quality observable here of Famille rose enamels still close to the qualitative Chinese domestic production of the mid-19th century.
Subsequently, once artists have been trained in Canton in sufficient number with suitable furnaces, the porcelain will always be descended as plain white and then fully enameled in Canton, hence the emergence of this easily recognizable "Canton" style. because specific to the artists of the South of a palette made of acid oranges, purplish pink, gold and leaf green more garish than on our vases.
The vases have, moreover, kept their original wood stands which are also of a higher quality than what is customary to meet.
1 000 €