9879 A pair of gilt bronze mounted Straits Chinese pot pourri jars and covers, the domed pierced lids with lion finials, finely chased with a peony pattern, the bodies decorated in Famille Rose palette with trailing peony decoration, standing on a circular plinth base with scrolling decoration.
Mounts French or South Asian 1880
Porcelain Chinese for the Malay market 1850-1880
Height: 11.75 ins (30 cms) £3,200
Porcelain in this distinctive interpretation of famille rose designs were made in China for the Straits Chinese communities which had settled in the Malacca straits, Singapore and Pennang. Traditional Chinese shapes were transformed with brightly coloured designs using unusual pink, yellow and green enamels.