REF No. 6575
Chinese export porcelain famille rose Garniture
Qianlong period circa 1760
Height: 16 inches; 41cm
A fine Chinese porcelain five piece garniture of flattened quatrefoil section, decorated in bright famille rose enamels with peonies and blue rocks.
This elegant garniture demonstrates the sophisticated use of complimentary shapes in such sets of vases, creating a pleasing visual harmony when displayed as a group on a mantelpiece or on a collection of high rococo brackets perhaps surrounding an elaborate mirror. These exemplify the mid-eighteenth century taste for Chinese ornament, developed in particular by Jean-Baptiste Pillement in his book on Chinese ornament in 1755.