Jar with lid with motif of flowers and birds


Anonymous - Jar with lid with motif of flowers and birds
Painting in overglaze non-transparent and semi-transparent enamels is characteristic of famille rose porcelains. The typical pink hue was achieved from colloid gold creating a wide range of shades, from light pink to dark red. This porcelain decorating technique reached China from Europe in the early 18th century. Famille rose porcelain is usually divided into two types: falangcai in which enamels are applied onto a colourful (often dark) background, and fencai, when enamel is applied onto a white background.
measurements: height 60 cm
material: porcelain
technique: Painted in overglaze famille rose enamels
inventory number: Vu 2789
gallery collection: Collection of Asian and African Art
licence: Creative Commons License public domain