Posted 6 months ago
This came from my favorite GW in the Cleveland area. Pickings have been slim lately but this piece must have been put out over night because it wasn't there yesterday. A beautiful little 5" ginger jar with a bird and floral motif on a yellow background or "Famille Jaune". The lid is missing as are most with these jars. It may have been wood or porcelain matched to the jar. I don't think it will effect the value because it's probably contemporary. It isn't marked but there is a little blue "tick" mark on the bottom. Just another nice little piece for my Asian collection. -Mike-
Courtesy of Gotheborg.com
"Famille Jaune" meaning the "yellow family". Is a variant of the "Famille Verte"or "green family" enamel palette in which the ground is covered with yellow enamel. Most extant examples are fakes, with the yellow enamel added on real Kangxi pieces in the early 20th century.