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A FAMILLE ROSE 'BUTTERFLY' BOTTLE VASE
A FAMILLE ROSE 'BUTTERFLY' BOTTLE VASE

GUANGXU IRON-RED SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)

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A FAMILLE ROSE 'BUTTERFLY' BOTTLE VASE
GUANGXU IRON-RED SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)
The vase is well potted with a rounded mid-section, which is densely enamelled with butterflies in mid-flight in vibrant tones of pink, blue, green, white and purple. The shoulder is decorated with a band of lotus scrolls bearing blooms and interspersed by gilt 'shou' characters. The gently flaring neck is also enamelled with colourful butterflies, and the rim is decorated with a ruyi band. The short foot has a lappet band picked out in pink, blue and yellow enamels.
15½. in (39.5 cm.) high

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