28 November 2012
A FAMILLE ROSE 'EUROPEAN FIGURES' WALL VASE
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN IRON RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
Of rectangular baluster form, the vase is decorated in famille rose palette on the body with a finely dressed European figure in purple leggings and red cloak, who is accompanied by an attendant holding a parasol. The scene is flanked on either side with a mask and ring handle above a flowering bitter gourd vine on one side, and flowering finger citrus vine on the other. Each side of the neck is further enamelled with a different floral spray, including peony, magnolia and morning glory.
7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high, box
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