Description & Technical information

Qianlong period
European Market 
A 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 have been understood by the eighteenth century Western connoisseur.

Date:  1740
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 22 cm (8⁵/₈ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art