Up for sale is this "Chinese Tongzhi (1862-1874) Famille rose porcelain bowl #3609" If you have any questions please contact us before buy it. No reserve.
- width: approx. 11.6cm (4 9⁄16in)
- height: approx. 5.9cm (2 21⁄64in)
- weight: 150g
Chinese famile rose porcelain
Famille rose is a porcelain painting technique that began in China during Emperor Kangxi's reign (1662-1722) in the Qing dynasty, and makes use of the cloisonné ware technique that was brought into China alongside other European innovations by Christian missionaries.
The painting techniques used for porcelain before the Kangxi era involved a technique where color was added to a sketched outline. To obtain deeper colors, multiple layers were painted. The pigments used were strong-colored distemper that were baked onto the porcelain at high temperatures.
However, once the cloisonné technique introduced by the missionaries had been utilized for porcelain painting, effects that had been difficult to achieve up till that point including gradations and rich color tone changes could finally be realized.
As it involves painting with pigments mixed into the white, opaque glass powder of enamel, when the porcelain is baked, the glass helps create soft color tones in the paintings. At the beginning, as enamel pigments were imported goods and the combinations were learnt from the Europeans, the colors in Kangxi era tended to be deep and thick.
In the Yongzheng era, successful local production of the enamel pigment began, which allowed much more natural tones to be expressed. As emperor Yongzheng was a big supporter of the arts, he delegated the plan for the production of pigments to Prince Yi, who subsequently produced pigments of 18 colors. Painting was also made smoother, and detailed brushwork for bird and flower paintings was achieved in the painting of porcelain. Furthermore, the Societatis Iesu missionary Giuseppe Castiglione (Chinese name: Lang Shining) who served as a successful Chinese court artist under Emperor Kangxi, Emperor Yongzheng and Emperor Qianlong, blended the European styles, which he helped introduce, with Chinese painting styles, creating unique and beautiful works.
The palace-produced porcelain reflected Emperor Qianlong's tastes, and the colored porcelain's pictures were of high-quality and luxurious decorative designs. With these trends, high-quality painting also began to appear in private studio-produced pottery.
However, at the beginning of the Daoguang, Xianli and Tongzhi era, China's strength was in decline due to the outbreak of the Opium War and the Taiping Rebellion, and as this started affecting official and private porcelain studios in Jingdezhen, the production of pottery largely came to a standstill. As the Qing imperial palace records reflect, for 5 years in Emperor Xianli's reign, Jingdezhen's total pottery output was only 2100 pieces. (In fact, pottery from the Xianli era would become extremely rare). This period did not see a great improvement in quality in the private studio-produced pottery.
The late Qing dynasty saw the appearance of the painter Chengmen (1833-1908), born in Anhui province. He imitated the Yuan dynasty artist Huang Gongwang's ink painting (light purple landscape painting), which was different from the European style paintings of that time period, and was more similar to ink painting, which helped bring about lightly colored painted porcelain. These new display porcelain pieces painted with Chinese styles sold very well, and boosted the revival of Jingdezhen and opened the doors to modern painted pottery.
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