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Chinese export porcelain goblet and cover after early European silver form decorated in the Imari palette, Kangxi reign.

Stock Number: 2.13081

Very rare and large Chinese export porcelain goblet and cover after early European silver form decorated with flowers in the Imari palette, c. 1720, Kangxi reign, Qing dynasty, ø 12 cm, 4¾ in, h. 28 cm, 15 in. 2.13081

Illustrated: 100 Years of Chinese Export Porcelain, by A. Varela Santos, 2014/2015, cat. 55.

Goblets of similar form were manufactured in Europe (mainly in the North) as from the early 16th century in precious metals most of the times with an elaborate finial with affinity to the business or profession of the owner or even another symbolic meaning. Above all it projected an image of wealth and power in a Europe that was emerging from the dark ages.

中國外銷瓷伊萬里花卉紋高足蓋盃, 體型碩大, 仿歐洲早期銀器器型, 約1720年, 清康熙, 直徑 12 釐米,

4¾ 英吋;高38 釐米,15 英吋。

插图: 《百年中国外销瓷》 阿.瓦瑞拉.桑托斯, 2014/2015, 目录 55。

◆ 此類器型的高足盃在16世紀早期,歐洲(主要在北 部)製造貴重金屬器皿時就已使用,其鈕精緻,常與 主人職業有關或具象征意義。最重要的是它為正在從黑暗時代中崛起的歐洲提升了財富和實力的形象。