26 April 2004
A RARE FAMILLE ROSE LEMON-YELLOW-GROUND DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
GUANGXU PERIOD (1875-1908)
Finely painted around the double-gourd-shaped body with an attractive design of butterflies flying amidst branches of budding and flowering peony intertwined with leafy branches bearing yellow berries, beside narcissus, all against a bright lemon-yellow-enamelled ground, the mouth rim encircled by a key-fret band and the base inscribed in iron-red Chang Chun Yong Qing, 'Eternal Joy and Enduring Spring' (rim chip restored)
8 3/4 in. (22.3 cm.) high, box
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An identical vase is in the collection of the Palace Museum, illustrated in Falangcai, Fencai, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 255.
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