This monumental piece would certainly be a statement piece in any room! Also pay attention to the gilding decoration of surfaces with gold leaf. Vase is in wonderful condition with no chips or breaks. How to Date The oldest pieces of antique Rose Medallion china date back to around 1850. It is a distinctive design with four or more panels of decoration around a central medallion that includes a bird or a peony. My mother, then I, had the remnants of a table set for 16 of Rose Medallion, hand painted in the Cantonese part of China.
Stores are responsible for providing Bizrate with correct and current prices. Please see all photos for the detail to this great piece! The Rose Medallion pattern was especially popular from 1830 to 1930 and it still very popular today. The cups are so fine you can see light through them. Item Details A pair of vintage Chinese Rose Medallion porcelain vases. Also known as potiches, these monumental jars are adorned with highly detailed hand-painted scenes of courtly life, populated with courtesans and ministers, surrounded by an abundance of flowers, birds, butterflies and fruit against gilded backgrounds.
If it only had the word China that mean it would have been made after 1891. The lid measurement is approx. Please see pictures for detail work and condition as they are a large part of the description. The 2 cups measurement is approx. Porcelain Guangcai enameled teapot with decoration of beauties on the garden. A close inspection may reveal scratch marks from being rubbed with a coin or stone to give it an older look. Beautiful floral and figural painted details.
Value Large Rose Medallion china pieces dating back to the mid to late 1800's can be worth several thousand dollars. The cups are so fine you can see light through them. Rose Medallion china that was made before 1890 has no mark of origin on it. This means that this Platter was made after 1921. All china made after this date that was imported into the United States had to have a mark of origin because of the new tax imposed on imported goods, part of the McKinley Tariff Act that became law that year.
Try to find out what similar pieces are selling for and ask a lot of questions. Rose Medallion has a unique characteristic way to identify it. The panels show birds and people. First of all, what is Rose Medallion? Rose Medallion china was made in China during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Pieces are colored in greens, pinks, and other colors. Early porcelain also has more pitting, may have a gold rim, may have scratches from use and the artwork in general is better and more detailed.
It will clean up to appear white again. This means that this Platter was made after 1921. Look for gouges where these words would normally appear and if you see them, be wary. It is similar to Rose Canton and Rose Mandarin. Rose Medallion can be found as plates, bowls, cups, vases and teapots.
The vases have small gold painted handles to the sides and are unmarked. So, been in the family since 1955. They will not have any words or Chinese characters on the bottom. Rose Medallion is a 19th and 20th Century Chinese Export Porcelain. If people are pictured but no birds are included, the pattern is known as Rose Mandarin.
Four or more panels number of panels depends on the size of the piece usually encircle the medallion with motifs that depict people, birds, butterflies and trees. If it only had the word China that mean it would have been made after 1891. Please contact me with your zip code to discuss options. The dominant colors are usually pastel pinks and greens and can also include red, blue, orange, yellow or gold. This stunning decoration is also awash in color, including the beautiful famille rose overglaze. If there is no mark on the underside, the piece dates 1850-1890.