Tea Caddy / Tobacco Jar, Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain

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Vintage Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Covered Tea Caddy / Tobacco Jar / Cylinder Box with Lid

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  • Made in China
  • Vintage: Definitely post 1940.  Circa 1960's.  SEE NOTE BELOW
  • Details: This is a beautiful multi-color container which features pink and yellow flowers, green leaves and teal and hot pink accents in the traditional famille rose style.  Variety of designs abound, not only on the center, but around the top and bottom rim as well as the lid.  The lid does not provide an air-tight seal, not appropriate for food storage.
  • Material:  Porcelain
  • Dimensions:  6 inches Tall and 4.5 inches in Diameter
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Excellent Condition.  There are no chips, cracks, or scratches.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there’s gross misrepresentation of condition. 
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The famille rose is characterized by an opaque glassy white enamel (lead arsenate) which is employed as the base for coloring flower petals and the colored enamels are either mixed with white or brushed on top of it to created variations in tone. Earlier enamels in this palette were applied with glue as its base which helped with building thick layers of enamels, while later versions, such as this one, are applied with the use of rue oil as a medium, which gives thinner layers.  Fencai (powder colors) is a 19th century term which has been further defined to being 'famille rose decor against a white ground.

Fakes and reproductions have been made at many times during the long history of Chinese ceramics and continue to be made today in ever-increasing numbers.  This piece is not marked on the bottom, with some research on where it came from, who owned it, etc, I've been able to date it circa 1960's.

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Dimensions 4.5 × 6.0 in

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