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Late Qing-Early Republic Cong Shaped Vase with Yellow Glaze

Late Qing-Early Republic Cong Shaped Vase with Yellow Glaze


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1900: Item # 1334378

Please refer to our stock # CH7.102 when inquiring.
 $700.00 
This beautifully yellow glazed Cong shape vase was made in Late Qing dynasty to Early Republic. Decorated with plum blossom flowers around the neck, it has a dramatic presence. On each side of the body, there is  a moulded image of a bird playing around a plum blossom (prunus) tree with Lingzhi fungus growing from its roots. The symbolism implies survival, health and prosperity. In the 19th century, as the Qing Imperial system was collapsing, the colour yellow, which originally had been reserved for the emperor’s use, began to appear outside the palace. Condition: Very good. Only a few glaze frits at the foot rim. Purchased in 2006 from Sloans & Kenyon Dimension: height: 28cm; width: 11.5cm