Rare and fine pair of Chinese export porcelain handled hexagonal sauce tureens and stands, Qianlong.

  • Antique Chinese porcelain
  • Antique Chinese porcelain

Rare and fine pair of Chinese export porcelain handled hexagonal sauce tureens and stands decorated in opaque enamels from the famille rose (fencai) palette with figures within reserves in a gilt floral scroll ground, domed cover surmounted by a pomegranate ground, c. 1770, Qianlong reign, Qing dynasty, d. of stand: 21 cm, 8¼ in. 4-17232 

Illustrated: Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, by A. Varela Santos, 2018/2019, cat. 65.  

Provenance: Forbeses of Pitsligo, Edinburgh, tastemakers rooted in 18th-century Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

â—† Possibly acquired by John Wishart Belsches, later Sir John Stuart (1752-1821) or one of his parents either William Belsches of Tofts, Berwick and Fort St. David’s, Madras (1717-1753) or Emilia Stuart Belsches of Fettercairn (1730-1807) apparently at Greenhill House, Edinburgh by 1820 and from 1821 at Fettercairn.

These tureens are certainly those referred to in a list of Chinese porcelain at Greenhill House, Edinburgh that was sent to Fettercairn House. The document is dated 1st of August, 1820 and apparently compiled by Sir William Forbes, 7th Bt. (1773-1828). He refers to “2 small fine old China bowls w/covers”.

珍稀且精美的中國外銷瓷粉彩描金六邊形帶柄醬料盆及托盤一對,畫著開光人物圖,以描金纏枝花卉作底,拱形蓋子飾以石榴圖案,約1770年,清乾隆,托盤直徑21釐米,8¼英吋。

藏品來源:18世紀駐扎在英國蘇格蘭愛丁堡的潮流領軍人物,皮茲利格福布斯家族舊藏。

圖示:《中國陶瓷及工藝精品》,作者阿.瓦瑞拉.山度士,編號65。

â—† æ­¤å°é†¬æ–™ç›†åŠæ‰˜ç›¤å¯èƒ½æ˜¯John Wishart Belsches購下,后傳給John Stuart爵士或他雙親的一方, çˆ¶è¦ªWilliam Belsches of Tofts, Berwick and Fort St. David’s, Madras (1717-1753),或是母親Emilia Stuart Belsches of Fettercairn (1730-1807),1820年前她一直在愛丁堡的Greenhill House,1821å¹´ åŽå‰‡åœ¨è²ç‰¹å‡±æ©ã€‚

從愛丁堡Greenhill House送去菲特凱恩的中國瓷器清單中確有提及這一對醬料盆。第七世準男爵, William Forbes在1820å¹´8月1日編寫的這份清單,他稱這對瓷盆為兩件精美古老的中國蓋碗。

Stock Number: 4970