This signed Chinese vintage porcelain bud vase is made in a Famille rose style from the Jingdezhen 景德镇陶瓷 area. It was made for import to Japan, and where we purchased it from. It is closest to the the Famille Rose family in its style and colours, a more modern version at 30 years old. Famille rose porcelain is considered a 'transitional' ware of the Qing Dynasty period. It is either handmade or slip cast handmade, it is hand painted in beautiful overglaze enamels with the picture of a reddish- pink rose and its branches done in a very lovely manner and two birds looking at each other. It has a very nice curved tall body shape with tall shoulders and a narrow neck made to serve as a bud vase. It comes from the Jingdezhen area of China which has a long history, see excerpts below from Wiki. Its is both hand signed by the potter on the side and stamped on the bottom, probably with a period mark and maybe the kiln mark. We do not know what the hand writing says, most likely a story of the birds and the name of the potter.
It is in excellent condition, no cracks or chips. Please see the pictures and ask any questions. We are non-house smokers and do not smoke around our wares and our very careful with them to have clean hands and in the packing. We have noticed smells from items received before, again please let us know if you have any questions. This one has no smells, this is from a well- known and honest, quality antiques dealer's piece.
SIZE: Height 8.4 inches or 21.3 cm, Diameter at widest 2.8 inches or cm
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Jingdezhen Porcelain 景德镇陶瓷 History
Jingdezhen porcelain is Chinese porcelain produced in or near Jingdezhen in southern China. Jingdezhen may have produced pottery as early as the sixth century CE, though it is named after the reign name of Emperor Zhenzong, in whose reign it became a major kiln site, around 1004. By the 14th century it had become the largest centre of production of Chinese porcelain, which it has remained, increasing its dominance in subsequent centuries From the Ming period onwards, official kilns in Jingdezhen were controlled by the emperor, making imperial porcelain in large quantity for the court and the emperor to give as gifts.
Although apparently an unpromising location for potteries, being a remote town in a hilly region, Jingdezhen is close to the best quality deposits of petuntse, or porcelain stone, in China, as well as being surrounded by forests, mostly of pine, providing wood for the kilns. It also has a river leading to river systems flowing north and south, facilitating transport of fragile wares. The imperial kilns were in the centre of the city at Zhushan Pearl Hill, with many other kilns four kilometres away at Hutian.
It has produced a great variety of pottery and porcelain, for the Chinese market and as Chinese export porcelain, but its best-known high quality porcelain wares have been successively Qingbai ware in the Song and Yuan dynasties, blue and white porcelain from the 1330s, and the famille rose and other ‘famille’ colours under the Qing dynasty.
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