This is a very fine piece of and beautiful early "Ming Guo" or early Chinese Republic (1912-1950) famille rose vase depicting summer season flowers in full bloom, with birds and butterflies. The vase is made from very fine porcelain clay. It stands on a short splayed feet and then everted from a slightly bulging flaten front and back. From the side, the splayed foot rim everted into a baluster shaped upwards, towards a narrow neck and the everted upwards to a rectangular mouth with gold gilded rim.
On one side, on the front of vase (picture 1); it is a painting of a lotus pond with lotus flower blooming with some already developing into lotus pod. Also in the painting is a pair of kingfisher one sitting on a stalk of a plant while the other is flying towards it. On the other side of the vase (pic2), it is painted with flowers like peony, magnolia and crab apple. In between the flowers, a pair of butterflies is flying. On each baluster side of the vase, a poetry is written, each different from the other. The base bears the honorific reign mark of emperor Qianlong, but the vase is from the early republic period.
The flat vase is in very good condition. No hairline crack, no chip or crack, no glaze fritting or repair and restoration. This is a very fine piece.
The measurement of the vase: The height is 34.3cm, the width is 8.5cm and the length is 17.8cm.
Please refer to our stock # R62051006 when inquiring.
Asian Porcelain & Pottery