Late 19th century, circa 1880-1910
Guangxu Period, Qing Dynasty
Porcelain with overglaze famille rose enamels
H: 36.3 cm (without stand), 41.8 cm (with stand)
Wear to enamels. 3.5 cm hairline to neck, 4 cm hairline to body. Bottom drilled. Small chips and wear to foot rim.
From a Princeton, NJ estate, old dealers' labels (one English, the other Japanese) to bottom
This vase is one of the best late Qing famille rose pieces I have handled. The painting is confident and rhythmic, which is vastly superior to many of the awkwardly decorated late Qing porcelains. In terms of composition, this vase echoes designs from the early 18th century. All in all, it is a beautiful piece, bursting with charm and playfulness. It comes with a heavy and high quality old hardwood stand.