Yongzheng Famille Rose Square Vase
Date: Early 18th century | Yongzheng period, Qing dynasty
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze famille rose enamels
Height: 30.7 cm
Width: 10.3 cm
From a Yarmouth, MA estate
A lovely and rare 18th century Yongzheng period famille rose four-sided vase, featuring four panels of carnation floral sprigs against a white ground, all framed by a border of floral scrolls against a famille noire black ground. Interestingly, the design of the white and pink flowers with vines of green against a black ground is also commonly seen on imperial wares from the same period (mostly delicate famille noire dishes). The unusual shape is adapted from German and Dutch glassware from the 16th - 17th century, which were originally designed to hold alcohol.
Condition: A small hole was drilled to the base (filled in and covered). There's some firing imperfections to the mouth rim. The silver plate lid is a later replacement. [Please examine all photos carefully, as they are part of the condition report.]