The baluster-shaped vase is lavishly decorated with warriors on horseback, and foot soldiers racing in battle with banners flying in the wind. They move through a scenery of mountains and forests. The painting is very fine with much detail. The very colorful design is painted in yellow, red, green, gray and blue over glaze enamels. Black has been used to accent and outline. The glazes are soft, shiny, smooth and the red glaze is not that dry feeling, which is reminiscent of earlier pieces. There are also a mouth rim border and a base border above the foot ring.
The flared mouth curves to the rounded shoulder with a ridge mark half way on the neck. The body rounds then tapers to the flared foot. The foot ring is unglazed but the base is glazed. The hand-thrown porcelain body shows potter’s wheel ring marks on the base under the glaze.
There are no marks but there is a double circle on the base in an almost black underglaze.
10" (25.4 cm) tall x 4" (10.2 cm) diameter. Weighs 1 lb 6.7 oz (645 g)
There are no chips, cracks, or breaks. The vase has been drilled for a lamp. There is an oval that is devoid of glaze at one spot on the mid body, and a kiln flaw on the inside neck that is a glaze miss. The glazes are shiny and not worn.
A colorful vase that depicts history and artistry. The work is so expert with the fine painting and potting.