A Chinese tureen, round and covered, with "fencaï" (Famille rose) enamel decoration of foliage lotus with bird reserves and flowering branches on a pink monochrome background; gilt finial, handles and border; the base enamelled apart from a biscuit ring left unglazed, and resting on four small feet. Mid-19th century, reign of Daoguang (1821-1850)
The decoration of this massive tureen is inspired by cloisonné enamels and uses a floral scroll motif on a monochrome background that has become a canon of imperial porcelain since the reign of Qianlong.
This is an article of very beautiful craftsmanship, very well preserved in addition, intended for the Chinese domestic market and more precisely for the mandarin elite who used these containers, already precious at the time to shelter food from insects, namely candied fruits and other sweets, as evidenced by the lid which seals tightly to the body of the tureen.
1 300 €