A pair of large Chinese turquoise ground flowers-encrusted mandarin-pattern vases. Qianlong period.
Of flattened baluster form, decorated in the famille rose palette, with pairs of gilt branch handles ‘growing’ into applied leafy flowering vines, panels front and back painted with Chinese domestic scenes in ‘Mandarin’ colors, the knops boys seated by blue rocks.
- Period :
- Qianlong (1735-1795), circa 1785
- 14.56 in. (37.5 cm)
- Reference :
From a collection of the French Riviera
For a pair of similar vases, see Christie’s NYC, Mandarin & Menagerie: The Sowell Collection and Chinese Export Art From Various Owners, 26 January 2015, lot 98.
For a pair of identical vases, see Christie’s NYC, Chinese Export Art, 23 January 2008, lot 151.