PROPERTY FROM A NORTH-AMERICAN CHINESE FAMILY COLLECTION, FORMED DURING THE LATE QING DYNASTY
A MASSIVE FAMILLE ROSE ENAMELED BALUSTER VASE
LATE 19TH CENTURY
Painted on one side with a large rectangular reserve of the Eight Immortals amidst crashing waves, and on the other with a scene of a dignitary arriving on horseback and being greeted by an offical and his entourage, separated by shaped reserves of birds and flowers and 'precious objects', all reserved on a ground of leafy flowering vines bearing double gourds, the neck painted in similar fashion between borders of upright leaves and ruyi heads, and wan emblems
39¼ in. (89.5 cm.) high
Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890-1911, thence by descent within the family.