16 September 2016
A SLIP-DECORATED TURQUOISE-GLAZED VASE
JIAQING-DAOGUANG PERIOD (1796-1850)
The ovoid body is decorated in white slip with a lace-like design of lotus scroll below a band of ruyi-shaped panels enclosing alternating fu and shou characters, and the neck with a continuous design of butterflies flitting amidst fruiting and flowering melon vines is flanked by a pair of gilt-decorated iron-red handles. The vase is covered overall with a turquoise glaze.
12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) high
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