Description & Technical information

Swedish or American Market

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.

Date:  Qianlong/Jiaqing period circa 1795-1800
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: Porcelain famille rose
Dimensions: 38 cm (15 inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art