REF No. 6539
chinese export porcelain famille rose garniture with roosters


Qianlong period circa 1740
European Market
Height: 8¾ inches; 22cm

A Chinese export porcelain famille rose garniture of three baluster vase and covers and two trumpet vases, brightly enamelled with a crowing rooster on a blue rock surrounded by tree peony.

The symbolism of the crowing rooster on a rock with peony is all connected to success with official examinations and career prospects, though this would not have been understood by the eighteenth century Western connoisseur.



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chinese export porcelain famille rose garniture with roosters