A finely decorated Famille Rose Kettle on stand, made for the European market, the bulbous body brightly painted with two large panels, one with two European ladies at leisure on the bank of a lake with animals beside them, the landscape behind with two junks by the shore of the lake flying the flags of Sweden. A monastery further back. The second panel similarly decorated with ladies in the foreground and child waiting for a piece of fruit. The borders intricately painted in the Famille Rose palette on a lime green ground with a floral display and leafy swirls, below a border of a lime green brocaded pattern with panels of roses outlined by a border of blue swirling design.
Condition: Some overpainting to lower bulbous body, one foot replaced.
A thriving industry for the manufacture and export of Canton enamels developed in the 18th century. More refined enamels made for the emperor`s household were made in the Imperial workshops of the Forbidden City.
Most of the Canton enamels used the Famille Rose colours peculiar to Europe. Some of this `
foreign porcelain`became the medium for humour and satire, often caricaturing foreigners.