PF06 A rare famille rose erotic perfume holder/paper weight


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Early 19th century 

The rectangular perfumer is reticulated at all sides except for the base which is painted with a couple in an interior engaged in three various amorous pursuits. The top is pierced and enameled in soft colours and gilt with two confronting dragons amongst clouds chasing the flaming pearl. The other sides and short ends are perforated with a honeycomb pattern and covered with a turquoise glaze.  All reticulated sides are framed by a small border in underglaze blue enriched in gilt with a scroll motif.
One of the short ends is pierced wit a circular aperture for e fitted lock.
Length 20.6 cm; width 5.2 cm; height 5.3 cm

 A very similar example is illustrated by Michel Beurdely in 'Chinese Erotic Art', Fribourg 1969, p. 124 where it is dated Late Qianlong

 

Ceramics > Early Ceramics