China and Sweden: Treasured Memories


Second Section - Shapes and Patterns for the West


Chinese Export Porcelain
with Patterns and Shapes for the Western Market

62. Blue and White Plate In the 'Imari' Palette

Kangxi/Yongzheng period, Qing dynasty
Md 23 cm, H 3cm, Fd 12.5 cm
(Coll.: AW)

Under glaze cobalt blue in combination with iron red and gilt over glaze, with flower bouquet in the center, surrounded by two diaper borders divided by flowers on well and rim. In Europe the name 'Imari' is used for porcelains in the blue, red and gold palette, which copied Japanese export wares made in the late 17th, early 18th centuries.

63. Large dish in Blue and White with famille rose decorated Panels

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty, c. 1750
Diam. 40.5, height 4.7 cm. Diam. of foot-ring 25 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

With scalloped rim; decorated in under-glaze blue and enamels of famille rose type. Under glaze blue decoration of small scrolls with scattered peonies. Reserves with polychrome decoration: one small six-foiled in the center with motif of flowers and butterflies, three greater pumpkin-shaped ones around, with river landscapes, partly covering the well and the rim.

65. famille rose Cup and Saucer with Hunting Pattern

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty 1760-70
Cup: Md 6.3 cm, H 5.9 cm, Fd 3.3 cm. Saucer: Md 11.9 cm, H 2.5 cm, Fd 6.9 cm
(Coll.: AW)
famille rose enamels (fencai) depicting a Chinese hunting party with village in background.

72. famille rose Punch bowl with Ship Pattern
Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1790
Md 23 cm, H 10 cm, Fd 12 cm
(Coll.: AW)
famille rose enamels (fencai) decorated around the foot and interior rim with pink geometric border. The main motif is two crewed ships, with 18th century rigging with Swedish flag and small sprays of flowers on both sides of the ship.

73. famille rose Punchbowl with Flower Pattern
Qianlong / Jiaqing period, Qing dynasty c.1795-1800
Md 29 cm, H 12 cm, Fd 15cm
(Coll.: AW)
famille rose enamels (fencai) decorated on exterior with two flower baskets; around the rim, two borders, one black with polychrome flowers and one over glaze cobalt blue with gold stars. Inside the rim is a blue and gold border and in the center a floral bouquet.

91. famille rose Octagonal Plate with Peony and Peacock Pattern
Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1750-70
Md 22 cm, H 2.5, Fd 13 cm
(Coll.: AW)

It is painted with famille rose enamels, fencai, and decorated with peacock and hen on rockwork between peonies and peaches within borders of gilt spearheads and chain and ingot pattern divided by sprigs of flowers.

92. famille rose 'Bulb' Bowl

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty 1750
Md 30 cm, H 4.4cm, Fd 16.6cm
(Coll.: AW)

famille rose enamels, fencai, with dense brocaded border in iron red and gold and the convex center decorated with peonies and leaves, tendrils and flowers. Used as a stand for a kind of ewer in European metal shape. (Pantheen)

93. famille rose Plate with Interlocking Flower Pattern

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1770
Md 41cm, H 5cm, Fd 25.5 cm
(Coll.: AW)

It is decorated in famille rose enamels, fencai, with flower bouquet in center surrounded on the rim and well by a flower festoon. In European style copying Marieberg (Gustavian runners).

95. Gilt famille rose Plate with Peony and Willow Pattern

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1745
Md 22.8cm, h2.5cm, Fd 11.8 cm
(Coll.: AW)

It is painted in famille rose enamels, fencai, peonies with willow tree in center and pink rim with panels of peonies divided by three brown and pink lambrequins; our iron red lingzhi fungi on back.

Chinese export porcelain copying Meissen

97. famille rose Octagonal Plate with Flower Pattern - from a Meissen original

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1750
Md 25 cm, H 2.5 cm, Fd 14
(Coll.: AW)

It is painted with famille rose enamels, fencai, with insects and flowers on the rim and a bouquet of European flowers in the center. On the base an over glaze blue mark of a double sword, with copied Meissen trademark. The pattern is from a Meissen original.

105. famille rose Milk Jug with Hunting Pattern

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1760-70
Md 4 cm, H 13 cm, Fd 4.5 cm
(Coll.: AW)
Pear shape with lid painted in famille rose enamels (fencai). Scene of Chinese hunting party with village in background.

106. famille rose Ewer with Hunting Pattern

Guangxu period, Qing dynasty c.1890
Md 17 x 7 cm, H 14.5 cm, Fd 6cm
(Coll.: AW)
Loop handle with curving spout decorated in famille rose enamels, fencai on one side with roses, flowers, birds and butterflies and on other with an interior scene with people. The ewer, painted in Guangzhou, which has to be filled through a hole in the bottom, is called 'Cadogan ewer' in the West but it is a Chinese invention from the Northern Song period.

107. famille rose Coffee Cup with Flower and Bird Pattern

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1780
Md 3.9 cm, H 3.7cm, Fd 1.9 cm
(Coll.: AW)

Unusually small, painted with famille rose enamels decorated with perched bird and a butterfly among flowers.

111. Gilt famille rose Soup Tureen

Qianlong/Jiaqing period, Qing dynasty 1790s
Length 31.5, width 24, height 21 cm; base measures 22.6 x 18.1 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Oval, slightly foiled shape with a splayed base; laced handles, fastened with molded berries and leaves, domed cover with pinion finial. Painted over-glaze decoration in blue and gold: medallions with bouquets and borders of blue bands with diagonal leaves in gold, in combination with a blue string, loosely wrapped with leaf vine in gold.

112. famille rose Tureen and Stand

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1750-70
Mouth 36 x 21 cm, H 23 cm, foot 18 x14 cm
Stand: L.38 cm, W.31.5 cm, H 5.1 cm, bottom 24.5 x19 cm
(Coll.: AW)

Oval shape with iron red shell handles with domed cover, which has an iron red shell-scroll finial. Tureen is painted with famille rose enamels with peacocks and hens on rockwork between peonies and peaches with in borders of gilt spearheads and chain-and-ingot pattern divided by flower sprigs.

118. famille rose Vase

Late Qianlong period, Qing dynasty (1736-95)
Length 24, width 19.5, height 42.6, base 11 x 11 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

with pistol-handles and lid with/fruit-finial; molded floral festoons. Painted over-glaze polychrome decoration in enamels and gold: flower-sprays around an oval medallion with landscape in grisaille. One of a pair in European neoclassical form, in vogue in Sweden during reign of King Gustav III. This example has much in common with type produced by the Swedish faience-factory Marieberg in 1775.

119. Candlestick with Rooster Pattern

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1770
Md 3 cm, H 19.5 cm, base 10.5 x 10.5 cm
(Coll.: AW)

On an eight lobed base, has ridged stem terminating in a circular nozzle; painted in over glaze enamels; base has four bats and landscapes in panels and stems with a roster, garlands and flowers in iron red, pink and gilt. Shape is after European metal originals.

120. Gilt famille rose Writing Stand and Desk Set

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1785
L 20 cm, H 6.8 cm width 10 cm
(Coll.: AW)

famille rose enamels of square shape with boxlike pen tray covered by a slightly domed lid and three compartments in the front containing one almost square ink-well, a pounce-pot and a fixed candle-holder in lotus bud shape. Sides of inkwell and pounce-pot are decorated with purple landscape, '100' antiques, and a bird with a rock and interior scenes with Chinese people around a table. The motif on the lid depicts a bird among peonies in a nature setting. rear of the stand depicts a landscape, painted in sepia, like an ink scroll, with two men in a boat and the front with flower-bouquets. The motifs represent classical Chinese painting styles.

122. Watch-holder

Qianlong period, Qing dynast 1775
Mouth 9.5 x 8.5 cm, H 19.5 cm, foot 11.5 x 10.5 cm, diameter 50 mm
(Coll.: AW)

Oval, four-lobed shape and with an arched foot, painted with famille rose enamels with domed cover and finial in shape of flower basket. Some of the flowers are on twigs both on the holder and the cover. In the upper part of the central face is a circular aperture backed by a porcelain "pocket," in which a pocket-watch can be placed. Such watch holders derives from Meissen originals mainly used in Germany and Scandinavia. The silver watch is a verge escapement with a pair of cases in silver. The outer case has a repouss´e rococo motif. The mechanism is gilded with four sculptured pillars. The watch is dated 1758 and made by W. Haydon at Dorchester.

123. A Pair of famille rose Salt-cellars

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty c.1770
Md 8.5 x8 cm, H 4 cm, Fd 7.5x 7cm
(Coll.: AW)

Octagonal shape, painted with famille rose enamels decorated with peonies and fingered citrons, symbolizing happiness; garden setting.

124. Square Tea Caddy

Kangxi period, Qing dynasty c. 1710
Square: 6.5 x 6.5 cm, H 10 cm
(Coll.: AW)

Square, four small feet painted in famille verte enamels (wucai) depicting lotus pond with birds on two sides and flowers and a grasshopper on the others. Border decorated with iron red, yellow and green enamels.

125. Teapot

Kangxi period, Qing dynasty
Md 4.5cm, H 13.5 cm, Fd 10cm
(Coll.: AW)

Lobed bell shape with three small feet; pewter spout; domed cover. Decorated with two mythical animals in a landscape and brocade borders in famille verte enamels and iron red.

126. Cup with reserves against a black background

Kangxi period, Qing dynasty
Md 7.5 cm, H 4.5 cm, Fd 3.8 cm
(Coll.: AW)

Slightly inverted rim covered on the exterior with a black famille noir enamel, hei di wucai, decorated with three lozenge shaped panels on the outside painted with flowers in famille verte enamels, su sancai, and on the interior under glaze cobalt, iron red and enamel flowers and a cobalt blue border, wucai, in the bottom a mushroom (lingzhi) symbol of long life. The iridescent black color was achieved by applying iron-manganese cobalt on the biscuit and then coating it with a lead fluxed copper pigment before firing in an oxidizing atmosphere.

140. Blue Glazed famille rose Ginger-jar with Butterfly Pattern

Late Qianlong period, Qing dynasty
Diam. 22 and 15.4, height 22.5 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Under-glaze blue with over glaze decoration of stray flowers and butterflies in enamels Lid missing.

148. Square flower pots, a pair

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty
Height 16.5 width 12.8, inclusive handles 16.5 cm, base 9.9 x 9.9 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Square vessel with concave profile, on a low base; with relief pattern of basket plait. A pair of horizontal laced handles fastened to the vessel with molded leaves. The lowered cover, with five holes, has the same plait pattern, and a pair of small, shaped handles. Gilt edges and handles, somewhat tarnished.

149. Vase with Lid, Undecorated

Late Qianlong period, Qing dynasty
Length 28, width 16.5, height 73.8 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Baluster-shaped with elaborated handles in Chinese style and domed lid with finial of a phi-phi dog. Shaped, oval cross-section. White, with molded decoration: oval and rectangular reserves in a goose-pimpled background. One of a pair. This type of vase was probably intended to be decorated with enamels.

150. Gilt Powder Blue urn with Cover

Qianlong period, Qing dynasty
Diam. 28 and 18.7, height incl. lid 44 cm
Collection of the City Museum of Gothenburg

Dark monochrome blue glaze, decoration in gilt with a landscape with Chinese buildings, rocks and trees.




 

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