Previously sold in these Rooms, 2 May 1994, lot 673.
The finely enamelled seasonal flower panels with corresponding calligraphic inscriptions are in the tradition of classical scroll paintings.
Cf. several related Qianlong marked vases with similar panels and inscriptions: one in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong, p. 358, pl. 39 reserved on a gilt ground; one in The National Palace Museum, Taibei, included in the Special Exhibition of K'ang-hsi, Yung-Cheng and Ch'ien-Lung Porcelain Ware, 1986, Catalogue, no. 80 reserved on a blue ground with gilt floral scrolls; and one in the Shanghai Museum illustrated in China Museum Collections, vol. 21, Jingdezhen Polychrome Ceramics, pl. 114.