Tag Archives: Qianlong period

What is “Famille Rose” Porcelain?

People interested in collecting or buying Chinese porcelain might be curious about the prevalence of a French term used to describe certain types of wares. What exactly are they, and how do they relate to the other terms in use?

Here are some insights into the terminology.

Pair of Famille Rose Bowls, China, six-character Yongzheng mark inside a double ring on base.Sold for $1,599

The term famille rose (meaning of the “pink family”) refers to porcelain glazed with enamels in a predominantly pink, white, yellow, and green color palette.… Read More

Skinner Sets U.S. Record for Chinese Art with $24.7 Million Sale of a Qing Dynasty Vase

BOSTON, MA – September 23, 2014 – A monumental Fencai Imperial Qing Dynasty vase auctioned for $24.7 million at Skinner on September 17th, topping all sales of Chinese works of art in the U.S. and setting a record as the top grossing lot ever sold in New England. The Skinner Asian Works of Art auction coincided with Asia Week, and this vase surpassed all other objects sold during the event.

An intensely focused and enthusiastic crowd packed the auction room, and most rose to their feet as the vase soared past the $10 million mark.… Read More