A very finely painted soft-paste porcelain, 17th Century "Transitional" style, garlic necked vase depicting a scene from the historical epic novel "San Guo Zhi Yan Yi" (Romance of the Three Kingdoms) attributed to the 14th Century novelist Luo Guanzhong. The courageous General Zhao Zilong is shown saving Ah Dou, the baby son of Liu Bei, during the war against the wicked General Cao Cao in which the child's mother died - he rescues the child and places him between his chest and armoured breast plate and rides away. This item was possibly made in Zhangzhou, Fujian province, southern China, during either the mid 17th Century or later, in the 19th Century.
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Condition - excellent - no damages and no restoration.
24cm (9.6 inches ) high.