Rare Pair Of Famille Verte Porcelain Lanterns

Qing dynasty 18th century.

Porcelain, overglaze enamels.

Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China.

H: 30cm D: 24cm

Provenance:

  • Deaccessioned from the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada in 1969
  • Formerly in the George Crofts Collection
  • Private Canadian Collection

 

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This pair of lanterns are in mirror image each with three sections, the
base, the body and the lid. The body of hexagonal shape decorated with reticulated openwork designs surrounded by painted depictions of boys paying. Each side displays a central circular medallion surrounded by the open work design, each medallion is decorated with a different landscape scene. Lanterns are a symbol of wealth and status, while the boys playing motif symbolises fertility and longevity. This would have been a suitable gift for a wedding.