19th Century Chinese Export Canton Rose Mandarin Covered Jar

19th Century Chinese Export Canton Rose Mandarin Covered Jar

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Chinese export canton famille rose covered jar, mid-19th century.

 

Dimensions: Approximately 4” diameter x 4½” tall.

 

Decoration:  

The lid is edged with gold and displays a domestic scene.

 

The wall of the lid is decorated with a pattern of green tendrils highlighted with gold and rose colored flowers.

 

The body of the jar is decorated with a continuous pattern of domestic scenes.

 

The base is unmarked and bears a very old dealer’s label.

 

For a discussion of Canton famille rose porcelain, see Feller, “Chinese Export Porcelain of the 19th Century: The Canton Famille Rose Porcelains”. The border on this piece is illustrated in that work at p. 43.

 

There is also a discussion in Chapters XIV and XV of Nadler, “China to Order”.

 

Condition: Restoration to cover and chip on interior edge of jar; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.