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Chinese Export Porcelain Garniture of Vases, Qianlong
A GARNITURE OF CHINESE EXPORT VASES DECORATED ‘EN GRISAILLE’, QIANLONG, 18TH CENTURY.

The meiping form porcelain vases gently lobed with high shoulders and an ovoid cross-section. They are decorated in black enamel and gold, a palette better known by the French term, ‘en grisaille’. With these is a pear-shaped vase of the same cross section and decoration.

The decoration depicts items close to the heart of the Chinese scholar; each has a ku vase used as a receptacle for ruyi sceptres and a jade musical stone from antiquity. Around the vase is to be found other vases, a water coupe with ladle and a paperweight, both items from the scholar’s table. The vases date from the mid-eighteenth century.

Unlike Chinese export tea wares; ‘en grisaille’ vases are rare and more so when encountered as a pair or more.

Approximately 17cm high. The centre vase has a small chip on the mouth and a stress line through the base. Both of the flanking vases have damage to their necks only. Well worth getting restored.

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