Qing dynasty, late 18th to early 19th century
Height: 6 in (15.2 cm)
A pair of fine wall vases in the shape of a double gourd vase on a stand, and each decorated with two reserves over a mostly blue ground with flowers; the reserves show the four flowers associated with the four seasons, mainly the peony for spring, the lotus for summer, the chrysanthemum for fall, and the plum tree for winter.
Published: Asiantiques, Chinese Works of Art (2009), cat. no. 47