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Lot 47: Pair of Famille Rose Wine Cups with Immortals, Republic
22 October 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Porcelain with polychrome painting
China, Republic period (1911-1949)
Pair of deep bowls on a high, narrow base rim with sweeping mouth rim
The wall is adorned with immortals and servants in an idyllic garden setting
Base with six-character Qianlong mark in underglaze blue
Height: c. 8 and 8.5 cm
Diameter: c. 9 cm
Very good condition
The cups are in very good condition with only slight signs of age and wear such as minimal manufacturing flaws. The height is c. 8 and 8.5 cm and each diameter measures c. 9 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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