Chinese Rose Medallion

People who love colorful chinaware or ones that tell some kind of story are bound to love Rose Medallion china. In fact, this type of china has an explosion of pinks, blues, oranges, greens and a variety of other colors that make them stand out so much that they can be easily spotted almost anywhere. Besides their color, they are also easy to spot because they all start with a focal point or medallion in the center that is richly colored and brightly bordered (usually gold). This medallion then branches off into a number of panels with a vibrant background that can be seen between panels.

Brief History of the Rose Medallion

Large Antique Chinese Export Rose Medallion Porcelain Bowl c 1850s 1860s
Large Antique Chinese Export Rose Medallion Porcelain Bowl c 1850s 1860s $51.68 (5 Bids)
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19th Century Chinese Famille Rose Medallion Plate
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RARE ANTIQUE CHINESE EXPORT ROSE MEDALLION KEROSENE LAMP BASE
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CHINESE VASE SIGNED SIX FIGURES FRUIT FISH FAMILLE ROSE VERTI MEDALLION KANGXI
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Antique 1800s Famille Rose Medallion Chinese Plate Scalloped Edge
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RARE ANTIQUE CHINESE EXPORT ROSE MEDALLION CADOGAN PUZZLE POT
RARE ANTIQUE CHINESE EXPORT ROSE MEDALLION CADOGAN PUZZLE POT $399.00
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Chinese Rose Medallion style Large Porcelain Serving Punch Bowl
Chinese Rose Medallion style Large Porcelain Serving Punch Bowl $75.00
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Stunning Pair of Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Plates Butterflies
Stunning Pair of Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Plates Butterflies $163.00
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ELABORATE ANTIQUE CHINESE ROSE MEDALLION PORCELAIN BOX NR
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SUPERB FINE 18C Chinese Antique Famille Rose Medallion Porcelain Plate
SUPERB FINE 18C Chinese Antique Famille Rose Medallion Porcelain Plate $133.50 (9 Bids)
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Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Dinner Plate 19th C
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Huge Vintage Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Fishbowl or Planter 15 Tall
Huge Vintage Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Fishbowl or Planter 15 Tall $150.00 (1 Bid)
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19th Century Rose Medallion Chinese Export Vases Gorgeous
19th Century Rose Medallion Chinese Export Vases Gorgeous $375.00 (1 Bid)
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1930s Chinese Rose Medallion Hand Painted Porcelain Plate
1930s Chinese Rose Medallion Hand Painted Porcelain Plate $56.00
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Antique Chinese Famille Rose Medallion Porcelain Umbrella Cane St
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19THC ANTIQUE CHINESE PORCELAIN CANTON ROSE MEDALLION MANDARIN HANDLED BIG JUG
19THC ANTIQUE CHINESE PORCELAIN CANTON ROSE MEDALLION MANDARIN HANDLED BIG JUG $199.00
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1777 Antique 19th Century Chinese Rose Medallion Small Plate
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19TH ANTIQUE CHINESE PORCELAIN CANTON ROSE MEDALLION MANDARIN COVERED BIG TEAPOT
19TH ANTIQUE CHINESE PORCELAIN CANTON ROSE MEDALLION MANDARIN COVERED BIG TEAPOT $199.00
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ANTIQUE CHINESE EXPORT ROSE MEDALLION THREE PIECE SOAP DISH SET
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Exceptional 19th C CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN CHARGER Famille Rose Medallion
Exceptional 19th C CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN CHARGER Famille Rose Medallion $499.95
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ANTIQUE CHINESE EXPORT ROSE MEDALLION DIVIDER BOX
ANTIQUE CHINESE EXPORT ROSE MEDALLION DIVIDER BOX $399.00
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Famille Rose Medallion Chinese Export Large Ginger Jar Lamp
Famille Rose Medallion Chinese Export Large Ginger Jar Lamp $235.00
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Many people think the flower on these ceramic pieces is a rose because of the name however, it is believed that "rose" refers to the color. In fact, this type of chinaware has been referred to as a member of the "pink family", a classification it received sometime in the 1700s when the Vatican commissioned Jesuit priests to keep a careful catalogue of the things coming out of china. The color classification came from pink being considered the dominant color of the wares; the term "rose" is therefore French.

Fun Facts About Rose Medallion China

The running theme behind Rose Medallion chinaware is "Harmony" which is why it depicts people at leisure. Next, the medallion (or focal point/center) usually has a bird and/or a peony flower. The panels then flow from the center with scenes involving people, birds and butterflies that are decorated with peony leaves and flowers. The number of panels will differ from piece to piece because it is determined by the size of the item however, these colorful pieces are likely to have four or more exquisitely painted panels.

Also, peonies have a fascinating history behind them that could make for a great dinner conversation. Finally, most people who buy this type of china do so for its aesthetic beauty despite the fact that they are fine to use. This tends to make them last for a really long time and in mint condition too!

Great Gift Idea and Decorative Pieces

Rose Medallion pieces make great gift ideas when shopping for someone who loves all things China, cultural, artistic or just beautiful. They make great displays and have the ability to light up the table if they are actually used so this is a gift that can serve multiple purposes. The best part is persons can buy a whole set or just a single piece that can add a pop of color at any meal from breakfast to dinner, or even tea time. Additionally, the list of items is almost endless with everything from teapots, plates, cups, saucers, platters, jardinieres, basins and vases.