REF No. 6762 GG
GG: Pair of Chinese export porcelain famille rose pistol handled urns and covers
Qianlong/Jiaqing period circa 1795-1800
Swedish or American Market
Height: 15 inches; 38cm
A pair of Chinese export porcelain pistol handled urns extensively painted in famille rose enamels in iron red, blue, green and gilt, the roundels with sepia landscape scenes.
This elegant shape was popular in the late 18th century and into the 19th, in particular for interiors decorated in the federalist style in the United States. The form is derived originally from Classical urns, much copied and developed in European ceramics. This particular version was created by the Swedish Marieberg porcelain factory circa 1760.
References: Cohen & Cohen 2014, Nos 47 & 48, with illustrations of the Marieberg examples and extensive related items.