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Thursday, 28 May 2015

A fine imperial famille rose vase with four sided windows depicting various types of birds with gold and red flower brocade and animals in background for sale
















A fine imperial famille rose vase with four sided windows depicting various types of birds with gold and red flower brocade and animals in background. 

H: 34.5 cm

Qianlong mark and period.



Price is available upon request. Interested parties can contact May at emperorsantique@gmail.com.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Porcelain for Emperors (Video)



The link to the video below highlights:
1.  How Jingdezhen has been supplying porcelain to Chinese emperors for more than 500 years.
2.  How descendents of porcelain specialists continue the tradition in modern Jingdezhen.
3.  How miners use explosives to extract the chinastone.
4.  The painstaking process of making porcelain.
5.  How porcelain pieces are decorated.
6.   The difference between traditional and modern kilns.
7.   Why drawings of 5-clawed dragons are favoured by emperors.
8.   How imperial porcelain was transported to Beijing.

9.   How porcelain production in Jingdezhen still maintains many of the procedures and skills that were developed under imperial patronage.


  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3ckTvhBAg4