A wonderful Dr. Wall First Period antique English porcelain ovoid vase, painted in the Mandarin style with Chinese figures in interior scenes, within wide red and gilt borders. The pattern is called "The Telephone Box" when appearing on blue and white wares, where it is considerably more common. The style of painting, using elongated figures, originated in China and then was adapted for Dutch Delftware which then gave rise to the term "Long Eliza." The form originated in the 1750s.
This particular vase is a superb example, with deep, rich, vibrant colors and a lavish use of gilding. The excellent condition looks like it is factory fresh, with no cracks, chips, or restoration. The painting is almost pristine, except for a very small area of paint skipping in the left red frond in the fourth photo. All the gilding is intact. Other apparent paint or gilding losses are due to reflections in the photos. The height of this elegantly proportioned vase is 7" and its widest diameter is 3 3/4".
REFERENCE: See figure 142 in "Worcester Porcelain 1751-1790 The Zorensky Collection" Simon Spero and John Sandon.