An intricate, colorful, hand-painted matched pair of Chinese porcelain vases with Daoist and eight treasure designs in over glaze enamels.
A pair of thin porcelain cylindrical vases, each with straight sides, an indented neck and an everted mouth. They are very translucent and you can see shadows through the vases when held to the light. The vases are decorated with designs of storage boxes, vases on tables with flower arrangements, flowers, ads along the shoulder and foot of scrolling flowers. Each vase has eight treasure symbols, such as horns and the artemisia leaf; as well as Daoist emblems, such as the flower basket of Lan Ts’ai Ho, the castanets of Ts’ao Kuo Ch’iu, the flute of Han Xiang Zi, and the lotus of Ho Hsien Ku. The enamels are bright and shiny except for the iron red which is flat and feels dry to the touch.
The bases have shallow unglazed foot rings. The bases are glazed. The base glaze is very white, smooth and shiny. The mark CHINA in iron red on the base of each vase.
Each vase is 10” (25.4 cm) tall x 3 ½” (8.9 cm) diameter. Total weigh 1 lb 12.6 oz (815 g)
One vase has a rim chip. They both have chips on the inside of the foot ring that are not noticeable when viewed normally. The vases have kiln flaws such as black spots and pimples. The vases look entire and colorful.
A matched pair of vases with much handwork that will add to the richness in your home and collection. They will look awesome in a grouping with other over glaze enamel porcelains.