19th Century Chinese Export Canton Rose Mandarin Vase #3
Chinese export canton famille rose vase, mid-19th century.
Dimensions: Approximately 10”.
The body is decorated with four panels surrounded by C scroll borders. Two show domestic scenes and have images of two birds and flowers.
The neck also has two panels surrounded by C scroll borders 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; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.