Bird and Flower Cartouche Lidded Temple Jar, high quality Antique Reproduction Porcelain handmade lidded porcelain jar with bird and flower motif set inside cartouche panels.
The porcelains we sourced for inspiration were made in the ancient city famous for blue and white and the imperial kilns - Jingdezhen. In the Chinese tradition, potters draw direct inspiration from designs from the past, so we choose pieces to represent the best design, regardless of age. Auspicious images that hearken to the earliest designs in blue and white from the Yuan, to the early modern wares of the Qing - each piece is just as valid a treasure as the original that inspired it.The artisits that create these pieces are passionate and study their beauty by strolling antiques markets and museums for inspiration and visual delight.
DIMENSIONS: 8.5” Diameter x 12” H
* Made with skill and joy, imperfection is inherently part of its character. Minor variation of color/shape/size is expected for this handmade artisan crafted products, it is desirable and not considered a manufacturing defect.
*PLEASE NOTE THE UNIQUE CHARACTER OF ALL OUR WARES. SMALL SPOTS, FLECKS, POCKS AND VARIATIONS ARE ALL PART OF THE CHARM OF HANDMADE WARES.
FACTS & HISTORY: Chinoiserie is defined as the European interpretation and imitation of Chinese and other East Asian artistic traditions, especially in the decorative arts, garden design, architecture, literature, theatre, and music. Its deep history is intertwined with commerce and politics.
It began with the Silk Road or Silk Routes as they are now referred to. The term refers to a network of Eurasian trade routes active from the second century BCE. Spanning over 6,400 kilometers, it played a central role in facilitating economic, cultural, political, and religious interactions between the East and West. The Portuguese and Dutch can be credited with bringing the first Blue and White Porcelain to Europe. Much of it came via the port at Canton.
By the late 17th and early 18th century, Chinese and Asian influence was being embraced by Europeans, who longed for something other than heavy Baroque designs. The trend became even more popular due to the popularity of tea and the rise in trade with China and the rest of East Asia. As China began to export Cobalt the Europeans started producing their own porcelain, especially tea ware. The demand was so high the Europeans couldn’t keep up so they began importing Chinese porcelain.