Cantonese porcelain vase, China, c. 1870. Qing Period.


Chinese porcelain vase, c. 1870, Qing Dynasty. Well painted in the Cantonese style, with a twin panels of figures in a garden setting, and the reverse with exotic birds and insects amongst rocks, in a garden; the sides, with vase shaped panels of seated figures. All on a white ground, densely decorated with insects amongst sprays of flowers, and Buddhistic emblems.
The vase applied with pairs of chilong, and having twin lion dog handles, decorated in gilt.

Height – 34.5 cm, 13 1/2”.

Diameter – 19 cm, 7 1/2”.

Condition – Minor wear to the gilt and enamels. No damage. No restoration.