Although no other jardinière of this type appears to have been published, a similar form is known in porcelain jardinières made earlier in the Kangxi period, see a blue and white example in the National Palace Museum, included in Chen Yuh-Shiow ed., The Enchanting Splendour of Vases and Planters: A Special Exhibition of Flower Vessels from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 2014, cat. no. I-21. It has been suggested that jardinières of such form, usually decorated in blue and white or famille-verte, are made during the Kangxi period. These vessels then declined in production in the succeeding reigns during the Yongzheng and Qianlong periods, probably due to the durability of these porcelain vessels. These vessels are known in Chinese as penjing (pot landscapes) and were popular in the Qing dynasty for miniature gardens or bonsai trees, as illustrated in the detail of a Qing dynasty painting published in ibid., p. 73.
For other vessels also decorated with famille-rose flowers reserved on a lavender ground, see an 18th century cupstand sold in these rooms on 7th October 2010, lot 2164.
Please call 1-800-555-5555 to order a print catalog for this sale.
Online Registration to Bid is Closed for this Sale. Would you like to watch the live sale?Watch Live Sale