A beautiful pair of antique rose medallion vases with applied foo lions or dogs and gekkos at the shoulders. The rims are scalloped. Matching courtyard scenes with numerous figures on the body as well as the large neck. I like best the scene of the woman warrior dualing with the general of the long feathers. Probably a scene from a famous Peking opera. Alternating panels of florals, birds, insects, butterflies and fruits. The hand painted details are very fine. No marks whatsoever on the bottom, a little sand from the kiln. Dates from 1850 to 1880.
About 14.5 inches tall with 7.5 rim and in very good condition, except one rim has repaired chip on the underside (visible from below in the picture). It is not visible in normal position. Both vases ring beautifully to signify structural soundness. Enamel about 98% there. (You see felt pads along the rim bottom.)
A very decorative and hard to find classic pair in such size.