Famille Rose - (Porcelain Chinese)

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Famille Rose - (Porcelain Chinese) Chinese porcelain dating from the K'ang Hsi period, but associated mainly with the Yung Cheng and Ch'ien Lung periods, and so-called because of the use of a new color (a European innovation), rose, an opaque pink enamel. The Chinese called this color yang-ts'ai (foreign colors) and famille rose wares were made for the export market only. Much of the decoration was done in the studios of Canton. At its best the painting is extremely delicate; European subjects are quite common.


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