A pair of mounted blue jars

The objects combine Asian and European objects of high quality. The blue porcelain jars are a specialized type of ware called powder blue which was perfected in the Qianlong reign; they have an elegant, undulating profile. The elaborate gilded bronze mounts, which show dragons, were produced in France during the reign of Louis XV.This pair of vessels demonstrates the high regard for fine Chinese porcelain at the European courts. Imported wares were given sophisticated settings to create works which blend East and West.

Date/Period
Porcelain: around 1736-45, Gilded bronze mounts: around 1745-49
Region
China and France
Dimension
Object size: Refer to parts
Accession No.
2014-00709
Material
Porcelain and gilded bronze
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Ceramics