A rare, heavy and very finely potted pair of bottle vases well decorated with stylized lotus flowers in underglaze blue with Doucai style overglaze enamel decoration. The base carries a tributory four character Kangxi (1662-1722) reign mark but this item was made later - during the reign of the Guangxu emperor (1875-1908). The vase shape - Yutangchun ("Jade Hall Spring") first seems to appear during the Guangxu reign and identical over glaze enamel decoration can be found on Guangxu mark and period pieces (please compare with item/stock number 318 in our catalogue) suggesting that they were made in the same location but probably not destined for the Imperial court. Condition - excellent - there is wear to the gilding and very minor surface wear consistent with age; one vase has a tiny rim chip (please see enlargement no. 8), the other is perfect, there are no other chips, there are no cracks and there has been no restoration. Size - 17.5cm high. Weight - 500gm and 520gm.
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