Large porcelain Chinese vase with an intricate hand painted design of crackled ice and a myriad of prunus flowers decorating a flat flask vase.
A molded large hexagonal porcelain vase with a cylindrical neck and a short foot ending in a rectangular recessed base. It is decorated in over glaze enamels in green and yellow with red accents. Black has been used to paint ice like crackle patterns on this green glaze base. Over glaze white has also been used to paint prunus blooms over the green. The painting is extensive and exacting. There are red and yellow borders at the mouth, neck base and above the foot.
The piece was hand molded. You can see the mold lines along the apex of the sides but there are imperfections in the potting and there is some bulging on the front and back from the weight of the neck. The broad, squared off foot is unglazed but the base is glazed.
There are no porcelain marks or labels.
14 ¾” (37.5 cm) tall x 10” (25.4 cm) wide x 3” (7.2 cm) deep. Weighs 4 lbs 9.6 oz (2085 g)
There is a hairline from the mouth going down the neck. It is visible from the interior but doesn’t show on the busy outer surface. There are no other cracks, chips, or breaks. The glazes are bright and shiny.
A large highly decorative vase with much intricate hand work. I love the tiny flowers on the crackle painting.