The decoration depicts stylised willow and plum trees with rock formations and two horses in raised moulded relief. Scrolled gadrooned rim, cream and biscuit ground, part glazed. Bears early 20th century brown painted date mark purporting to be made in the Qianlong period, 1736-1795. On its original oriental hardwood turned stand. In the manner of the famous potter Wang Bingrong.
Chinese, early 20th century, circa 1900 - 1940
Height 8.75” (22cm) Diameter 8.25” (21.5cm)
Stand: Height 1.5” (4cm)
Stock No. 9321
Wang Bingrong worked in the Tongzhi to Guangxu period (1862 – 1908). Working alongside two other potters of repute who produced similar styles of pottery, Chen Guozhi and Lo Youcheng, Wang Bingrong was very much part of the Jingdezhen pottery tradition. Jingdezhen, known as the porcelain capital of the world from producing exceedingly valuable and beautifully crafted ceramics for almost 1700 years, also developed a reputation as the most notable centre for the imitation of the old masters of pottery. Due to the magnificent nature of his work, Wang Bingrong was widely imitated. It is interesting to note that Perez d’Entrecolle, in his famous letter of 1712, had already confirmed that the Jingezhen potters had perfected “the art of imitating old porcelain being passed for being three or four centuries old or at least of the preceding dynasty of Ming”.