Came across an interesting article (in link below) highlighting the history of famille rose. My 3 key takeaways:
1. The best quality famille-rose export wares date from the YongZheng period (1723-1735).
2. Famille rose wares reached their zenith during the Yong Zheng reign, replacing the famille verte of the Kangxi reign and becoming the dominate palette in overglaze decoration.
3. In the Qianlong reign it acquired the name yangcai (foreign colors), possible since this new decorative technique used many imported materials, and its method of mixing pigments was also 'foreign'.
My personal favourite ware is the falangcai. What's yours?