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Pair of Chinese porcelain pomegranate tureens with stands, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue (qinghua), Qianlong reign.
Stock Number: 3978
Pair of Chinese export porcelain pomegranate tureens with stands, covers moulded with three pomegranates, their stem forming the finial, the rim of the cover and stand in a Fitzhugh type pattern, the tureen body and stand painted in underglaze cobalt blue (qinghua) with pagodas in a landscape, c. 1780, Qianlong reign, Qing dynasty, d. stand: 21,5 cm, 8½ in. 1.9109/1.9111
Illustrated: Qing Export Porcelain, by A. Varela Santos, 2015/2016, cat. 104.
◆ Elements of this border pattern were first seen in Chinese porcelain in the 1760s. A dinner service from c. 1775 ordered by the Hoare family already had the butterfly with open wings. A later service owned by the FitzHugh family gave the style its name.
插图:《清代外銷瓷》, 阿.瓦瑞拉.桑托斯, 2015/2016,目录 104。