Pair of Chinese Porcelain Mantle Vases in the Famille Rose Palette


A lovely pair of Chinese mantle vases decorated with large colorful flowers, a pair of songbirds, and two butterflies. The theme is romantic since, in Chinese tradition, it is thought that butterflies love flowers, so a scene with butterflies and flowers symbolizes love. This pair of mantle vases was made in the 20th century. The decoration was inspired by the 18th century Famille Rose style.

Dimensions: 14″ tall x 5″ diameter at widest point

Condition: Excellent

In stock

Background of Famille Rose Porcelain

Famille-rose porcelain was first made at the famous Imperial kilns of Jingdezhen. The pieces were fired and then painted and given a final glaze of quartz sand and sometimes fern ash before a second firing. The potters of Jingdezhen used this special glaze to enhance the brightness of the colors. The technique was introduced to China from Europe during the reign of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Yongzheng, who ruled from 1723 to 1735.

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