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a very fine    FAMILLE  ROSE    " blue ground  "  MEDAILLON BOWL .

Finely potted,painted on the exterior in bright Famille Rose enamels with 4 circular medaillons, depicting  the story of NIU LANG ZHI NU:  the Cowherd and the Fairy Weaver  ;  all reserved on a lavender-blue ground  decorated in sgraffiato technique ; the interior finely painted in underglaze-blue  with a scene illustrating Niu Lang on his mule.( see next picture)

period:       DAOGUANG  :   1821 - 1850 .

mark  :       6 -character mark in seal , of Daoguang.

provenan.:   the V P Collection  n° 339.     Perfect  condition.

refer.:         " The R. Heiniger Collection of  Qing Imperial Wares," S.Marchant,2000, n°19

                 " Chinese Ceramics , Kang Hs'i period to our Days ", 1922 : the catalogue by
                    J.J.Marquet de Vasselot ,   p. 49.

                 " Chinese Ceramics: Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty " , Rose KERR, n° 107.

The next foto  illustrates the underglaze-blue interior of the bowl : it tells the mythological story of  Niu Lang Zhi Nu  : the Cowherd & the Weaver Girl .

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Interior  of the  " Famille Rose Blue-ground " Daoguang  medaillon bowl.

The underglaze-blue decorated scene  illustrates the Cowherd & Weaver Girl story, united in heaven by the magpie-bridge, surrounded on the sides with further flames and magpies : these 2 personnages are in fact 2 celestial lovers who were married on earth. Upon returning home,the King and Queen of Heaven separated the lovers with a single stroke of the latter's silver hairpin, drawing a line across the heavens.  The 2 were forced to live apart on different sides of  the Heavenly River ( the  Milky Way ).  Once a year, on the 7th month, the magpies reunite the lovers by making a bridge for the Weaver Girl to cross . This is the scene illustrated here !



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DRAGON      VASE  &  COVER .      h : 26 cm.

See : " Chinese   Jades from the Collection of A & S HARTMAN ", Hong Kong,1996,n°1412.



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7-border famille rose Yongzheng Eggshell Plate.


Deep  DISH .   diam:   23 cm.

Very thinly potted, so-called  eggshell  porcelain .  Decorated with very subtil and soft pastel  Famille Rose  & gilt.  In the center a "leaf-shaped  panel"  containing  a family-scene, showing a mother and her 2 sons, in a luxurious setting of chinese mobilier ; all surrounded by  what is called  "7 borders" ,all differently  executed ;  the large rim on the backside in ruby  back .

period :           YONGZHENG  :   1723 - 1735 .

pedigree:                George  EUMORFOPOULOS  Collection .

our acquisition :       the V P Collection  ( Den Haag ) , n° 470 .

preservation:           100% mint  condition .

refer.:           " Garland Collection", Metropolitan Museum New York, cat.1985, n°LVII
                    " The Ceramic Art of China ", Honey ,  pl. 88.
                    " The Book of Famille Rose ", G. Williamson , pl.XXXII.
                    " Fung Ping Shan Museum, Hong Kong, cata. 1977 , n° 76.
                    " Ch'ing Enamelled Wares ", Percival DAVID Foundation, cat.1958, A811.

This fantastic dish belongs to a group of the so-called 7 borders. The  very complexe decorative scheme is handled with remarkable skill and employs the full range of the Famille Rose palette,with a great variety of shaded colours and gilding. Although  very " chinese looking", these dishes were already made for export trade to Europe, as indicated by the description of numerous such  lots in the sale of " W. Beckford's collection at Fonthill Abbey, in september 1823 !

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