Pair Chinese Qianlong Clobbered Vases, Circa 1780
Rare pair of blue and white Qianlong period gingers jars with lids that are decorated with the usual pagodas and river scenes with mountains and trees in the background. They have been clobbered or enameled with bright colors to enhance their decorative appeal.
The process of clobbering was done in the 18th and early 19th century in Holland and England. Japanese Imari was very popular at the time and much more expensive than the Chinese blue and white export. Clever European potters saw the advantage of “clobbering” the porcelain to make it more colorful and therefore more desirable. Towards the mid-nineteenth century the clobbering process fell out of favor.
- Chinese Circa 1780
- Height: 9.5" | Diameter" 8"
- Item #7218
- Price: $4,800