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Lot 48: 2 Famille Rose Bowls with Warriors and Immortals, Republic
22 October 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Porcelain with polychrome overglaze painting, partly highlighted with gold
China, Republic period (1911-1949)
Two deep conical shaped bowls on a high base rim
The exterior adorned with narrative scene of figures
Base with six-character Daoguang and Qianlong mark respectively in iron red
Height: c. 7 and 8.5 cm
Diameter: c. 14 and 15 cm
The bowls are in good condition with only slight signs of age and wear. Minimal manufacturing flaws as well as little gold and color wear in places. The height is c. 7 and 8.5 cm and each diameter measures c. 14 and 15 cm.
Famille Rose 粉彩
The term Famille Rose describes a specific sort of Chinese porcelain introduced in the 17th century. The name comes from the dominant pink and carmine color painting that is applied over the glaze. This type of porcelain is in China known as Yangcai 洋彩 ‘foreign color’. The painting of the Famille Rose used opaque enamel colors in contrast to the transparent colors of the Famille Verte.
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