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Stock number:

AS80

 

Period:

18th century

 

Type:

Chinese Works of Art

 

Size:

Height: 20.5 cm; 8?

 

Price:

sold

 

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Object Details

 

Item name:

A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE CANTON ENAMEL VASE

 

 A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE CANTON ENAMEL VASE

 

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Description:

of flattened baluster form, finely and brightly painted on two sides with a double-headed eagle carrying a spray of peony between an embossed lappet of tree peony and stylised rockwork, the other two panels each with a rectangular panel enclosing blossoming trees on a blue floral ground.
Period: Qianlong period (1736 ? 1795)

 

Footnote:

Teresa Freitas Morno in Reflexos Simblos e Imagens do Footnote: see Chinese Export Art in the Hermitage Museum, Late 16th -19th centuries ,page 80, plate 94 for an almost identical example.
Cristianismo na Porcelana Chinesa Museu de Sao Roque, Lisbon, suggests that the double-headed eagle is the motif belonging to the ancient order of Saint Agostinho: op.cit, p 115, pl 50, for a teacup from the Kangxi reign bearing the same motif. Compare also with a vase illustrated by Nuno de Castro, A Porcelana Chinesa e os Brasoes do Imperio, 1987, p.29, fig. 85; and a hexagonal vase illustrated by J. McClure Mudge, Chinese Export Porcelain in North America, 1986, p. 47, pl 50, belonging to a private collection. A dish with the double-eagle motif was sold at Christies London, 15 June 1998, lot 354. A similar vase belongs to the collection of the National Museum of Ancient Art, Lisbon.