Qianlong mark, but probably early 1900s
This baluster-shaped vase is well-potted and rather stout and heavy. Two elephant head handles, in imitation of a bronze form, adorn the sides of the neck. The exterior is covered overall in a puce colored glaze over which a bird, flower, and landscape scene is very finely painted in raised enamels in various colors. Enamel shading is employed throughout the scene and is particularly effective on the flowers. The interior is fully glazed white, as is also the base. A well-written Qianlong mark in overglaze iron-red enamel is painted on the base. The footring is unglazed exposing the porcelain paste. Overall very good condition. No restorations.
Height: 16 1/8 in., Width: 8 in.