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VASE EN PORCELAINE DE LA FAMILLE ROSE
THE PROPERTY OF AN ITALIAN GENTLEMAN
VASE EN PORCELAINE DE LA FAMILLE ROSE

CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, MARQUE A SIX CARACTERES EN ROUGE DE FER ET EPOQUE GUANGXU (1875-1908)

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VASE EN PORCELAINE DE LA FAMILLE ROSE
CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, MARQUE A SIX CARACTERES EN ROUGE DE FER ET EPOQUE GUANGXU (1875-1908)
The vase is decorated with a multitude of colorful butterflies separated by a gilt-bordered band of lotus sprays and gilt stylized xi (happiness) characters on the shoulder.
15¾ in. (40 cm.) high
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A FAMILLE ROSE 'BUTTERFLY' VASE
CHINA, QING DYNASTY, GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN IRON-RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)

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Butterflies are a symbol of happiness and also longevity.
Similar Guangxu-marked vases are illustrated in Imperial Porcelain of late Qing from the Kwan Collection, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Art Gallery, Hong Kong, 1983, p. 133, no. 140; by G. Avitabile, From the Dragons's Treasure: Chinese Porcelain from the 19th and 20th Centuries in the Weishaupt Collection, London, 1987, p. 91, no. 126.

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