Pair of Famille Noire Vase Previously Offered by Christie's
The pear shaped body sits upon a short foot and is adorned with two gold handles with a dragon-like form. Brightly enameled pheasants perch among the foliage and branches of the prunus trees. The black enameled ground highlights the bright green, yellow, and iron red tones.The gilt trim around the mouth of the vase brings definition to the white glaze of the outer rim. The gold handles also work to enhance the overall decoration of the vase. There is a six character red Tongzhi reign mark on the base of each. Thought to date to the 20th rather than 19th century. The vases are approximately 15 inches tall.
Provenance: Christie's July 31, 2007 House Sale, Lot 269
The vases have been photographed with different degrees of lighting and on different backgrounds to highlight the colors and capture flaws and other signs of age.
There is no damage. There is some adhesive residue and wear consistent with age and use.
The weight listed gives consideration to the packaging required for safe shipment.
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