Flowerball – (Porcelain Chinese)

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Flowerball – (Porcelain Chinese) Medallion style decoration on Graviata grounds and are first seen in the Qianlong period though are better known from the Daoguang reign. Borderless medallion floral pieces were made at the end of the Kangxi reign, and a variety of this type in the Yongzheng reign. Related styles such as these flower-ball decor items were made during the Qianlong period to the end of the dynasty with a graviata ground. This same design motif of irregular scattered flower-balls on a graviata ground is also seen on fencai (famille rose) and doucai decorated wares in the Yongzheng and Qianlong eras.

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