Vase with Golden Pheasants

Vase with Golden Pheasants

珐琅彩錦雞花卉蒜頭瓶

1736–95

Porcelain painted in polychrome enamels over transparent glaze

Overall: 18.6 x 10.5 cm (7 5/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Weight: 420 g (14.82 oz.)

John L. Severance Fund 1971.145

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Refined porcelains produced in Jingdezhen kilns were sent to Beijing palace workshops to be decorated in falangcai technique under direct imperial supervision.

Description

The flower-and-bird painting in this vase was intricately executed in colored enamels (falangcai), with careful modeling, shading, and blending of colors reflecting European influences through missionary-artists at the Qing court. The Jesuit artist Giuseppe Castiglione (1688-1766), in particular, exerted tremendous impact at the Qianlong academy.

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