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748. Fine Chinese Export Famille Rose Porcelain Hat Stand Signed 19thCt
An Exceptionally Fine and Rare Example of a Chinese Export Famille Rose Hand Decorated Porcelain Hat or Wig Stand of traditional circular form, second half of the Nineteenth Century.
Hand decorated in relief with brightly coloured enamels, depicting Chinese Vases, exotic butterflies and flowers. Signed with initials, see image.
Condition: Superb condition for such an early piece, no losses or imperfections, this piece is marked in iron red as shown.
Height: (entire as shown on image one) 11.25" (28.5cm). Diameter: 4.75" (12.5cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
Affordable Worldwide Store to door shipping.
Note: Ceramic Hat Stands were first produced during the Jiaqing period as tall slender objects with a number of cut-outs providing ventilation for a hat sitting on top.
We are pleased to offer this superb example in fine condition.