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Chinese export porcelain covered holly water wall bowl decorated in opaque enamels from the famille rose (fencai) palette with flowers, Yongzheng reign.
Stock Number: 3999
Chinese export porcelain covered holly water wall bowl decorated in opaque enamels from the famille rose(fencai) palette with flowers and the bowl as well as cover with scrolls in iron red and gilt, c. 1730, Yongzheng reign, Qing dynasty, 19,5 cm, 7 ½ in. 3.7138
Illustrated: 100 Years of Chinese Export Porcelain, by A. Varela Santos, 2014/2015, cat. 124.
Literature: Porcelanas da China, Colecção Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva, catalogue by M.E.S.S.L. Antunes, for two pieces with the same shape but different decoration in the bowl and cover.
◆ These holly water wall bowls were ordered to the catholic liturgy for home use. It is a very rare shape and was manufactured only in the first quarter of the 18th century. A similar form decorated in under-glaze cobalt blue (qinghua) with the IHS monogram from the Jesuit Order, dating from 1710, Kangxi reign, is known to exist.
中國外銷瓷粉彩花卉壁掛式帶蓋聖水缽, 器身及蓋皆繪有鐵紅與描金纏枝紋, 約1730年, 清雍正, 高19, 5釐米, 7½ 英吋。
插图: 《百年中国外销瓷》 阿.瓦瑞拉.桑托斯, 2014/2015, 目录 124。
參考书目: Porcelanas da China, Colecção Ricardo do Espirito Santo Silva, 編錄M.E.S.S.L. Antunes, 參見其中兩件器型一樣紋飾不同的聖水碗和碗蓋。
◆ 定制這類壁掛式聖水缽是為在家中舉行天主教禮拜儀式時使用。聖水缽的器型非常罕見, 并只在18世 紀上半葉燒造過。據知, 現存的還有耶穌會士定制的器型近似帶青花字母縮寫IHS字樣的聖水缽, 時間 可追溯到1710年康熙年間。