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Chinese porcelain baluster jars and covers decorated in underglaze cobalt blue (qinghua) and over glaze iron-red and gold (Imari pattern), Kangxi reign.

Stock Number: 4543

Large pair of Chinese export porcelain baluster jars and covers decorated in underglaze cobalt blue (qinghua) and over glaze iron-red and gold (Imari pattern) with two pheasants on rocks amidst luxuriant flowering trees, covers with unglazed Chinese lion finial, c. 1720, Kangxi reign, Qing dynasty, h. 65 cm, 25¾ in. 2.13077

Illustrated: 100 Years of Chinese Export Porcelain, by A. Varela Santos, 2014/2015, cat. 51.

Literature: La Maladie de Porcelaine… East Asian Porcelain from the Collection of Augustus the Strong, by E. Ströber, 2001 Berlin, p. 91 for a pair of similar vases decorated with a bird on a rock.

Large vases like these were sometimes placed at both sides of a fireplace or doors. In the early 18th century only the aristocracy or better off middle classes could afford these expensive pieces.

中國外銷瓷大將軍罐一對,以青花、釉上鐵紅和描金(伊萬里圖案)繪有孔雀山石花草樹木等紋飾,罐蓋上帶無釉獅鈕。約1720年,清康熙。高65釐米,25 ¾ 英吋。

插图: 《百年中国外销瓷》 阿.瓦瑞拉.桑托斯, 2014/2015, 目录 51。

參考文獻:《瓷器狂热,奧古斯特二世收藏東亞瓷器》,作者E. Ströber,2001年柏林出版,參見第 91頁相似瓶子一對,繪有鳥兒棲息石頭上圖案。

◆ 這樣大的器物有時會擺在壁爐或大門兩側。18世紀早期,只有貴族或較為富裕的中產階級才能買得起如此昂貴的瓷器。