REF No. 6565
set of six Chinese porcelain famille rose black ground beakers and saucers


Yongzheng period circa 1730
European Market
Diameter of saucer: 5¼  inches; 13cm

A set of six beakers and saucers of octagonal form, decorated in famille rose enamels, the side panels with vases of flowers and the canted corners with chrysanthemums on a black ground with green foliage.

    The black ground is made from a black over-glaze enamel that is further overlaid with a translucent green enamel. This is sometimes called ‘famille noire’ though properly that term should refer only to a black enamel painted directly onto the biscuit and is relatively rare.

References: a single example from the Samuel Putnam Avery Sr. (1822-1904) Collection, was in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1879, deaccessioned 2016.

 



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set of six Chinese porcelain famille rose black ground beakers and saucers