A Chinese canton porcelain cylindrical brush pot decorated in bright famille rose colors. 19th century, Qing Dynasty.
Canton or Cantonese porcelain is the characteristic style of ceramic ware decorated in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdon, China.
Condition: Typical wear consistent with age, the gilding rubbed on rim, otherwise in excelllent condition.
Dimensions: 13.6cm x 10cm
Provenance: Ex. Private collection, Hampshire, UK.
Canton or Cantonese porcelain is the characteristic style of ceramic ware decorated in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdon and (prior to 1842) the sole legal port for export of Chinese goods to Europe. As such, it was one of the major forms of exportware produced in China in the 18th and 20th centuries.
Typically, the exportware was made, glazed, and fired at Jingdezhen but decorated with enamels in Guangzhou (then usually romanized as Canton) for export to the west via the Thirteen Factories of the Canton System. Canton Famille Rose in the 19th century was typically decorated with alternate panels of figures and birds, flowers and insects, predominantly in pink and green. Good quality, rarer forms of Chinese Canton porcelain remain popular Chinese porcelain for sale.
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