Porcelain from the Jingdezhen kilns 景德鎮窯, Jiangxi Province 江西省, Qing dynasty 清代 (1644-1911).
In the Ming 明代 (1368-1644) and Qing dynasties, Chinese craftsmen liked to reproduce various materials in a trompe-l’oeil effect. They thus turned porcelain into what appeared to be either cruder or more precious materials, with remarkable results.
Zun jar imitating bronze inlaid with gold 仿古銅彩尊瓶
Mark and reign of Jiaqing 嘉慶 (1796-1820)CB-CC-1951-653
Brush pot imitating carved bamboo depicting a man in a garden 仿刻竹水盂
Reign of Daoguang 道光 (1821-1850), dated 1848CB-CC-1937-662
Water pot in imitation of coral 仿珊瑚水盂
Reign of Qianlong 乾隆 (1736-1795)CB-CC-1929-644
Elephant-handled vase with gilt designs 仿古銅彩雙象耳瓶
Reign of Jiaqing 嘉慶 (1796-1820) or Daoguang 道光 (1821-1850)CB-CC-1950-651
Incense burner imitating gilt bronze with zoomorphic designs 仿古銅彩香爐
Mark and reign of Qianlong 乾隆 (1736-1795)CB-CC-1931-652
Vase imitating gilt bronze with stylised bat designs 仿古銅彩蝙蝠紋觚瓶
Mark and reign of Qianlong 乾隆 (1736-1795)CB-CC-1935-650
Dish imitating pudding-stone 仿石釉方盤
Mark and reign of Qianlong 乾隆 (1736-1795)CB-CC-1949-649
Model imitating a lacquered sundial 仿漆器日晷
Mark and reign of Qianlong 乾隆 (1736-1795)CB-CC-1931-646
Dish imitating Song dynasty lacquerwork (960-1279) 仿宋漆器盤
Reign of Qianlong 乾隆 (1736-1795), dated 1774
CB-CC-1930-647A poetic inscription followed by the seals of Emperor Qianlong.
Jardinière imitating a wooden tub 仿木理紋桶花盆
Mark and reign of Yongzheng 雍正 (1723-1735)CB-CC-1934-642