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A rare gilt-decorated famille-rose vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 粉彩描金人物圖瓶

A rare gilt-decorated famille-rose vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 粉彩描金人物圖瓶

A rare gilt-decorated famille-rose vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 粉彩描金人物圖瓶

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A rare gilt-decorated famille-rose vase

Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

清乾隆 粉彩描金人物圖瓶


Height 9⅜ in., 23.8 cm

The very thin porcelain body in good general condition with the exception of a forked hairline to the rim measuring approximately 48mm, and a 2mm nick to the rim. Some light wear to gilding.


整體品相良好,惟口沿處見一雞爪紋約4.8公分及一磕約0.2公分。描金處有輕微磨損。


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In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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我們很高興為您提供上述拍品狀況報告。由於敝公司非專業修復人員,在此敦促您徵詢其他專業修復人員,以獲得更詳盡、專業之報告。


準買家應該檢查每件拍品以確認其狀況,蘇富比所作的任何陳述均為主觀看法而非事實陳述。雖然本狀況報告或有針對某拍品之討論,但所有拍賣品均根據印於圖錄內之業務規則以拍賣時狀況出售。

Sotheby's London, 26th May 1964, lot 154. 

Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). 

Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. Q.7.13. 


倫敦蘇富比1964年5月26日,編號154

吳權博士(1910-1997)收藏

吳蓮伯博物院,1968年至今,編號Q.7.13

The subject matter, richly detailed architectural elements and European-influenced perspective seen on the present vase reflect the trend for scenic illusion paintings that found favor at the court of the Qianlong Emperor (r. 1736-95). The Italian Jesuit court painter Giuseppe Castiglione (1688-1766) and his students were commissioned to paint dozens of large-scale scenic illusion paintings to adorn the palaces of the Yongzheng and Qianlong Emperors, and related scenes of ladies and children within elegantly appointed interiors can be seen on panels painted for the Yanghe Jingshe and the Yucuixuan at the Forbidden City, both included in the exhibition The Emperor's Private Paradise. Treasures from the Forbidden City, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, cat. nos 44 and 53. 


In its painting style and subject matter, the present vase also relates to a special group of wares that were influenced by European enameled pieces which were imported to the court, often as tribute to the emperor. The style of painting is closely related to 18th century prints and engravings from Europe, particularly in the stippling effects to produce shading and differentiation of depth and form in the figures and background details. 


Variations of the theme of the 'mother and child' painted on porcelain incorporating European-influenced perspective include a small group of falangcai dishes, painted with gilt kuilong and lotus borders, including two in the National Palace Museum, Taipei; the first included in the exhibition Emperor Ch'ien-lung's Grand Cultural Enterprise, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 2002, cat. no. V-16; the second illustrated in Special Exhibition of Ch'ing Dynasty Enamelled Porcelains of the Imperial Ateliers, Taipei, 1992, cat. no. 118. 


A comparable vase of similar form and gilt-scroll work ground is painted with European-subject scenes, copied from an unidentified European engraving, illustrated in François and Nicole Hervouët and Yves Bruneau, La porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes a décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, sold in our London rooms, 3rd November 1987, lot 919.