Rose Mandarin Chinese Export Vase
Chinese export canton famille rose vase, mid-19th century.
Dimensions: Approximately 10” tall.
The body is decorated with four panels. Two show domestic scenes and two have images of a bird and flowers.
The neck also has two panels showing domestic scenes.
There are two gilt lion handles on the neck and the base of the neck is decorated with gilt chimera.
The base is unmarked.
For a discussion of Canton famille rose porcelain, see Feller, “Chinese Export Porcelain of the 19th Century: The Canton Famille Rose Porcelains”.
There is also a discussion in Chapters XIV and XV of Nadler, “China to Order”.
Condition: Some rubbing to gilding and enamels and flea bites on the rim; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.