19th Century Chinese Export Canton Rose Mandarin Vase #2

19th Century Chinese Export Canton Rose Mandarin Vase #2

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Chinese export canton famille rose vase, mid-19th century.

 

Dimensions: Approximately 10¼” tall.

 

Decoration:  

The body is covered with a white glaze and decorated with flowers and sacred objects.

 

There are two large panels showing domestic scenes each with a gilt Greek key pattern border.

 

Below and between these are vignettes of individuals who appear to be children. Two similar vignettes are on the neck.

 

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; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.