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Turquoise Porcelain


These Kangxi period (1662-1722) brush pots, modelled as a leafy bamboo, are very similar to a mounted pair in the Anthony de Rothschild collection and one in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Chinese porcelain with a turquoise glazes are particularly well represented in the collection formed by Anthony de Rothschild (1887-1961), who became interested in Chinese porcelain after a trip around the world in 1910. After the First World War, his collecting started in earnest and went on to build a formidable and important collection of Ming & Qing period ceramics. His collection was formed in a period when some of England’s greatest collections were built, such as that of George Eumorfopoulos and Sir Percival David. The collection is still housed on his former estate Ascott -  gifted to the National Trust in 1946. In 1996 the collection was catalogued by Regina Krahl and published by the Eranda Foundation in two impressive illustrated volumes The Anthony de Rothschild Collection of Chinese Ceramics.

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Don’t be afraid of using colour in your interior! Vibrant Turquoise porcelains bring joy to any space. Here we have clustered smaller and larger objects together with an original 18th century Chinese wallpaper panel as a backdrop.

Turquoise Porcelain