A pair of famille rose tea bowls and saucers decorated with Chinese ladies and their sons. Yongzheng period
Decorated in the famille rose palette with an interior domestic scene, which represents two Chinese ladies playing musical instruments, as the cithare qin, and their sons. Behind the group are standing the Hundred Antiquities, bai gu. They represent decorative attributes of a luxurious and cultured lifestyle. It is one of the ideals of the confucian society, and a wish for individual happiness.
- Period :
- Yongzheng (1723-1735)
- 4.72 in. (12 cm)
- Reference :
- upon request
Porcelain pieces with this design of « mothers and theirs sons » were made for the Chinese market and for the Export market.