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A Room Full of Berries and Butterflies - Famille Verte

This graceful design, with its leaves, berries and butterflies, was derived directly from antique Chinese Palace porcelain. At a time when porcelain was valued because of its rarity, highly prized examples found their way to Europe, and into the hands of avid collectors. Often fitted with mounts of precious metal, they became gifts fit for kings. Many porcelain pieces produced in China during the Kangxi Period (1662-1722) had famille verte decoration — painted in transparent enamel colors, predominantly in shades of green and red. Mottahedeh’s collection is true to the eighteenth century spirit of this pattern.

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  • A Perfect Apple Green Lace Landscape

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  • Palma Universal Historic Design Seems Contemporary

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  • Chelsea Bird originated in Chelsea, London, England

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  • Prosperity Dinnerware for Prosperous Interiors

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  • Cornflower Lace Tea for Two

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  • Exquisite Water Dance Table

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  • Tobacco Leaf In All Its Beauty

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  • Red Dragon Brings Good Fortune

    The dragon is the symbol for good fortune and protection and was predominately used for the emperor. The pattern originated in a design from the...

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  • A Room Full of Berries and Butterflies - Famille Verte

    This graceful design, with its leaves, berries and butterflies, was derived directly from antique Chinese Palace porcelain. At a time when porce...

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  • From President's House With Style

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    High fire fine china porcelains are produced withan ancient style of painting using a natural cobalt mineral ore, so it is easy to ...

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  • Passion for Maps

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  • Blue Dragon

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  • Famille Verte Tea Service

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  • Basset Hall Bowl

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  • Alhambra Canape Plates

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  • HeirLuminare Home Fragrance

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