"Potiche" vase with an ovoid body, flat base and cylindrical neck with a slightly subversive rim, richly decorated with an airy allegorical composition with symbols of beauty and good fortune: it can be interpreted as a symbolic wish for a dazzling career, wealth and honours.

Pansa Collection


  • Title: Potiche vase
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 1644/1911
  • Location: Musei Civici di Reggio Emilia
  • Photographer: Carlo Vannini
  • Period: Qing dinasty : beginning of XIX century a.D.
  • Provenance: China, probably from Jingdezhen furnaces, Jiangxi province
  • Type: Etnic handmade
  • Medium: Porcelain with polychrome enamels in the palette of the 'famille rose'.

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