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Chinese export porcelain miniature garniture of five pieces, three vases and two beakers, decorated in enamels from the famille verte (wucai) palette and under-glaze cobalt blue (qinghua) with vines and squirrels eating grapes, Transitional period.

Stock Number: 3614

Chinese export porcelain miniature garniture of five pieces, three vases with covers and two beakers, decorated in translucent enamels from the famille verte (wucai) palette and under-glaze cobalt blue (qinghua) with vines and squirrels eating grapes, c. 1650, Transitional period (1640-1680), h. 10,5 cm, 4 1/8 in. 2.6030

Illustrated: 100 Years of Chinese Export Porcelain, by A. Varela Santos, 2014/2015, cat. 1.

Literature: Shunzhi Porcelain, by M. Butler, J.B. Curtis and S. Little, fig. 32 for a brush pot with similar grape and vine decoration and from the same date.

 Miniature garnitures were ordered to furnish dolls houses and very few survive complete, as one would expect for toys. This particular set is unrecorded and earlier than most of the known ones. During the Kangxi reign many miniatures were manufactured, mostly decorated in under-glaze cobalt blue, and, in the second half of the 18th century, they were decorated in opaque enamels (fencai).

中國外銷瓷袖珍五件套摆件, 三只將軍罐加兩只撇口瓶, 用半透明釉上彩 (五彩) 和釉下鈷青料 (青 花) 繪有滕蔓和松鼠食葡的紋飾, 約1650年, 明清交替期 (1640-1680), 高. 10.5 釐米, 4 1/8 英吋。

插图: 《百年中国外销瓷》 阿.瓦瑞拉.桑托斯, 2014/2015, 目录 1。

參考文獻:《顺治陶瓷》, 作者 M. Butler, J.B. Curtis and S. Little, 图32所示笔洗繪有同一時期近似的葡萄与藤 蔓紋飾 袖珍擺件瓷器是專為娃娃房訂製的, 它們和玩具的命運一樣, 極少能夠完整地保存下來。

◆ 這組特別的瓷器未見記載但比大多我們已經知道的同類瓷器要早。康熙年間燒造了很多袖珍瓷器, 它們大多繪有釉下鈷青料的紋 飾, 並且, 到18世紀後半葉, 它們的紋飾以不透明彩料 (粉彩) 繪成。