A large Chinese Imari vase and cover decorated with a pair of phoenix. Yongzheng period
Baluster-shaped with swelling shoulder and short neck ; the cover a shallow dome with spreading rim, the edge glazed brown, with button knob in blue. Painted with a pair of pheasants perched on blue rocks among flowering peonies, with a frieze of lappets with peony blooms above, lotus-petal panel border below and peony sprays round the neck. The cover is decorated to match.
- Period :
- Yongzheng (1723-1735)
- 17.32 in. (44 cm)
- Reference :
An identical vase (same decoration, form and size) is in the collections of the British Royal family and published by John Ayers in Chinese and Japanese works of art in the collection of Her Majesty The Queen, vol. I, p. 274, no 571.