Pitcher with Designs of Male's Head and Roosters (Translation)
景德鎮窯粉彩人面大吉執壺 清乾隆 (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

1735 - 1745
Porcelain with overglaze polychrome (Famille rose) enamels
Overall: 13 3/4 × 8 in. (34.93 × 20.32 cm)
This pitcher is a rare example of Europe's fascination with Eastern cultures. At the spout, an image of a male wearing a coiled turban and a well-trimmed beard looks down at a rooster, a symbol of good fortune, standing amid flowers and rocks. The images were painted with famille rose enamels, a European technique that allows a broad array of colors and tones to depict intricate details.
Export ceramics
Export ceramics
Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736–1795)
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
"Five Years of Collecting," VMFA, March 25, 1980 - May 4, 1980
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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