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Wig Stand

1723-1735 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Painted enamels of this kind were commonly known in English as 'Canton enamel', after the main centre of their production in South China. They were popular export products in the 18th and 19th centuries. These copper wares were also produced in Beijing for imperial consumption. In Chinese they were referred to as 'foreign porcelain' (yangci 洋瓷).


object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silvered glass globe. Painted enamel on a copper body.
Brief Description
Wigstand, silvered glass globe and painted enamels on copper stand, Guangzhou, China, Yongzheng mark and period, 1723-35
Physical Description
Silvered glass globe on top of copper stand decorated with bands of floral decoration set against black, yellow, blue and pink grounds. Yongzheng mark.
Dimensions
  • Height: 37cm
  • Diameter: 16cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Yongzheng mark
Credit line
Purchased
Production
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Summary
Painted enamels of this kind were commonly known in English as 'Canton enamel', after the main centre of their production in South China. They were popular export products in the 18th and 19th centuries. These copper wares were also produced in Beijing for imperial consumption. In Chinese they were referred to as 'foreign porcelain' (yangci 洋瓷).
Collection
Accession Number
831-1883

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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