Description & Technical information

European Market

Price:  £11,500

A fine Chinese export porcelain famille rose garniture of three baluster vase and covers and two trumpet vases, brightly enamelled with a crowing rooster on a blue rock surrounded by tree peony.

The symbolism of the crowing rooster on a rock with peony is all connected to success with official examinations and career prospects, though this would not necessarily have been understood by the eighteenth century Western connoisseur.

This is a very sweet and bright example of a garniture, ideal in size for a bedroom or a small study, and in good condition.

Date:  1740
Period:  18th century, Qianlong period
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 22 cm (8⁵/₈ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art