London, South Kensington
15 May 2009
A LARGE FAMILLE ROSE BALUSTER VASE, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
painted to the body with a scene from the legend of the celebrations of Xi Wangmu birthday, the Goddess herself on a phoenix amongst her attendants standing on clouds, flying towards a pavilion where Shou Lao and other figures are welcoming her and the other Immortals arriving by boat from the sea, the neck with scrolling flower heads on a turquoise ground -- 31½in. (80cm.) high.
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