Large Famille Rose Vase with the 100 Lucky Boy,
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China, Republic period
Tall bottle vase on a narrow base rim
Bulbous shape with a cylindrical neck
On the wall a revolving décor with the 100 lucky boys in an idyllic landscape scene, in pavilions and on a boat
High mountains in the distance
Base with the six-characters Qianlong mark
Height: 50 cm
The vase is in good condition with hardly any signs of age and use such as minimal color wear. The height measures 50 cm.
100 Lucky Boys
The 100 boys, also called Baizi, are one of the most illustrated motifs, which said to depict the sons of the founder of the Zhou Dynasie (1027-256 BC). It is said that he was blessed with 99 sons of his 24 wives and adopted another son as 100 child. The children are in the Chinese art often vividly presented and the same time a model of Confucian, Buddhist or Daoist teachings as well as a symbol for long life or prosperity. With different attributes and in different poses and they are mostly rendered in a garden scene and additionally a symbol of male offspring and the preservation of the family.
Famille Rose ??
The term Famille Rose describes a specific sort of Chinese porcelain from the 17th and 18th centuries. The name comes from the dominant pink and carmine color painting that is applied over the glaze. This type of porcelain is in China known as Yangcai ?? ‘foreign color’. The painting of the Famille Rose used opaque enamel colors in contrast to the transparent colors of the Famille Verte.
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