REF No. 6205
pair of famille rose chinese export porcelain rose water sprinklers
Yongzheng period circa 1735
Height: 7 inches; 18cm
A pair of Chinese export porcelain rose-water sprinklers painted in famille rose enamels with flowers.
The form is derived from middle eastern types in metalwork and ceramics. The market for such items would have been driven by the fashion for turquerie - or anything reminiscent of the exotic and sensual ‘orient’.