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Chinese Jardinière Famille Rose Porcelain in Six Colors, Qing Period

Chinese Jardinière Famille Rose Porcelain in Six Colors, Qing Period

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A Chinese jardinière rarely in six colors, hexagonal, China, presumably 19th century.

Period: Qing Dynasty
Type: Jardinière
Medium: Famille rose
Size : 17 cm(Height) x 24cm(Mouth Diameter)
Condition: Good


* Famille Rose

The Famille Rose, from the Qing Dynasty, represents a distinctive color style found in Chinese porcelain. Initially developed in the early 18th century for export to Europe, it flourished during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), especially under the reigns of Emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng, and Qianlong. The term "Famille Rose" is French for "pink family," indicating this style's characteristic use of various shades of pink and other bright colors in its palette.

This style of porcelain is known for its intricate depictions of flowers, animals, landscapes, and figures, primarily using pink and other light-toned enamels. The Famille Rose porcelains represent a significant evolution in Chinese ceramic arts during the Qing Dynasty, combining European demand with traditional Chinese artistic styles.

The Famille Rose style succeeded the earlier Famille Verte ("green family") style, incorporating new overglaze enamel techniques to achieve more delicate and brighter colors. This diversity of colors was closely linked to advancements in chemical enamel compositions.

Famille Rose porcelain is highly valued by collectors today for its delicate beauty and exquisite craftsmanship. Pieces in this style can be found in museums worldwide and private collections, regarded as an important aspect of Chinese ceramic art.

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