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CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE/VERTE 'CHIKEN' EWER, QING DYNASTY

CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE/VERTE 'CHIKEN' EWER, QING DYNASTY

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Beautiful 'chickens and flowers' painted familie rose/verte ceramic ewer from Qing dynasty. Excavated from cargo underwater.

This piece is from the early Qing dynasty, and it is not clear whether it is from the Yongzheng era or the Kangxi era. Judging by the paintings of animals and backgrounds, and the similar verte/rose type ceramics purchased together, it is a Kangxi period piece

Period : Qing Dynasty, Kangxi-Yongzheng Period
Production Date : 17-18th century
Made in : Jingdezhen
Found/Acquired : Southeast Asia , South China Sea from shipwreck
Size : 14cm(Diameter), 22cm(Height)
Condition : Good (Worn out due to underwater condition)

 

* Famille Rose : The Famille Rose palette, which emerged in the early 18th century during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor, is characterized by the dominant use of soft pink colors derived from gold. This palette expanded the range of colors used in Chinese porcelain by including various shades of pink, along with other colors such as lavender, yellow, and green. Famille Rose pieces were often decorated with intricate designs of flowers, figures, birds, and landscapes. The enamels were typically opaque, and the colors had a soft, warm appearance. Famille Rose wares were popular both in domestic markets and in Europe, where they were highly prized.

* Famille Verte : Famille Verte porcelain, which was developed a little earlier than Famille Rose, around the late 17th century, relies heavily on different shades of green enamel alongside aubergine, black, and iron red. The green shades were achieved by using copper oxide as a pigment. Famille Verte pieces often have very sophisticated designs that include mythical creatures, flowers, and scenes from literature and history. They are known for their clear, bright colors and strong contrasts.

When Famille Rose and Famille Verte porcelains are discussed, it is important to note that although they are named for their distinctive pink and green colors, respectively, they also include a variety of other hues. However, a piece that prominently features only rose and verte colors would be particularly focused on the contrast between the warm, lush pinks and the varying shades of cool greens. This limited color scheme would still allow for a remarkable range of depth and detail, given the skill of Qing Dynasty artisans in creating gradients and layers of color.

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