Vase (one of a pair)

Decorated by the Hausmaler Ignaz Preissler German

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This Chinese vase was initially decorated in red enamel and gilding, but after it was exported to Europe additional decoration in black enamel and gold was applied by Ignaz Preissler (1676–1753). The depiction of “Chinese” figures is typical of chinoiserie, a term used to describe the European fascination with the peoples of Asia and their fanciful evocation in European decorative arts.

Vase (one of a pair), Decorated by the Hausmaler Ignaz Preissler (German, Friedrichswald 1676–1741Kronsstadt), Hard-paste porcelain (Jingdezhen ware), Chinese with Bohemian, Kronstadt decoration

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