DIMENSIONS: 22cm (Width) 21.7cm (Depth) 31cm (Height)
This item is a multicolored Zun vessel with reserved panels, ear handles and “Dense Arrangement of Various Flowers”, a theme implying auspiciousness. The piece, which is covered in fabulous decorations, features beautiful curves and a harmonious shape. The flowers bloom beautifully in thousands of postures. All the flowers have a rigorous model, full of interest and charm. The painting technique is lovely but astute, and thick colors and multiple layers complement the clean, graceful expression of the flowers. The leaves, too, are rendered in varying sizes, while their front and back colors are in subtly changing shades of green. The flower species depicted are too numerous to name, and the effect is beautiful but not overwhelming. This decorative tradition is referred to as “Dense Arrangement of Various Flowers” but is also known as “Hundreds of Flowers” or “Tens of Thousands of Flowers Bring Auspiciousness.” The dense patterns manifest the prosperity of the Qing dynasty in the eighteenth century as well as the aesthetic preferences of the emperors. Decoration came along with the maturation of techniques that began to appear during the Yongzheng reign, mostly on small vessels such as bowls and cups. The stylism of this piece peaked during the Qianlong reign but continued to a lesser degree in the Jiaqing reign. The decorative technique, “Dense Arrangement of Various Flowers”, started in the Qianlong reign, was dominantly seen on the famille-rose ceramic. Abundant blooms were painted to convey prosperity, happiness and good fortune. From the sophisticated processes, rich coloring and varied painted themes, we can infer that a ceramic vessel with “a dense arrangement of various flowers” could by no means be produced by several craftsmen. Therefore, it is deserving of recognition as the preeminent type of painted ceramic. This modern item features an elegantly restrained style, a balanced arrangement of lines and delicate engraving. Its appearance has the aspects of freshness, luxury and gentility, but the overall effect is gorgeous. The fascinating glaze work is colorful, demonstrating a matchless degree of charm. Additionally, the piece is indicative of the improvement in ceramics that occurred during the Qianlong reign, particularly in the work of the official Qing dynasty kiln. The elegantly regal style reveals a number of extremely sophisticated techniques, which combine in a mesmerizing way. This item will be the pride of your collection.
Market price: USD32,300-51,600