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Canton enameled “rose medallion” vase
Mid 19th century
Daoguang-Tongzhi period, Qing dynasty
Porcelain with overglaze famille rose enamels
H: 18 cm
Chip and old repair at rim; no other damage
From a Columbus, Ohio estate
Decorated in Canton, “rose medallion” wares were made strictly for export. The use of purple, pink, green, and various famille rose enamels in combination with gilt overglaze decoration lent these pieces a bright, lovely look that appealed tremendously to consumers everywhere. The popularity of rose medallion was so great that they came to dominate the look of Chinese export ware during the 19th century, and their high production volume ironically led to their decline. Looking at poorly rendered and rather gaudy late 19th - 20th century rose medallion, it can be hard to understand why these ugly things were even made in the first place. However, early rose medallion pieces such as the vase help us understand their initial appeal: paired with a luminous white glaze, finely painted (seen in the gilt ornaments of the woman's hair and subtle shading on all the robes) rose medallion wares evoke the old stunning romance of Kangxi wucai pieces while utilizing newer famille rose enamels.
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1.We absolutely guarantee our items to be authentic and correctly dated; nothing we sell will ever be a post-Republic period modern reproduction.
2.Returns can be made, no questions asked, within 7 days. Past that, we will only accept returns in the event of a mistake in our period attribution. No restocking fee will be charged, but the buyer must pay for the return shipping, and all pieces must be returned in its original condition.
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