A Yellow-Ground Famille-Rose Teapot with 'Flowers and Birds' Pattern

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Lot No. :HR-171226
Centuries of Style:Qianlong Emperor (1*) (1711 - 1799)
Feature:A teapot. Famille-rose (2*), flowers and birds pattern.
Source:Private collection
1* The Qianlong Emperor was the sixth emperor of the Manchu-led Qing dynasty (1644-1911) of China.
2* Famille-rose, is the group of Chinese porcelain wares characterized by decoration painted in opaque overglaze rose colors, often involving shades of pink and carmine. These colors were known to the Chinese as yangcai (“foreign colors”) because they were first introduced from Europe (around 1685). The enamel paint used was originally the type of glaze applied to metal wares, such as cloisonné, and was adapted to porcelain after it entered China. By the time of the reign of Yongzheng (1722–35) in the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), these shades were favored over the translucent famille verte (five-colored ware) overglaze colors that were previously used. Famille rose porcelain reached a climax of perfection at Jingdezhen under the directions of Nian Xiyao and Tang Ying, and continued with great delicacy through the Qianlong period (1735-1796). However, fencai did not appear in official records until the beginning of the 20th century.


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