Description & Technical information

European Market 

A pair of Chinese export porcelain rose-water sprinklers painted in famille rose enamels with flowers. The form is derived from middle eastern types in metalwork and ceramics. The market for such items would have been driven by the fashion for turquerie - or anything reminiscent of the exotic and sensual ‘orient’.

Date:  Yongzheng period circa 1735
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 18 cm (7¹/₈ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art