A Pair of 19th Century Qing Dynasty Famille Verte Vases & Covers
A Pair of 19th Century Qing Dynasty Famille Verte Vases & Covers
A Pair of 19th Century Qing Dynasty Famille Verte Vases & Covers
A Pair of 19th Century Qing Dynasty Famille Verte Vases & Covers
A Pair of 19th Century Qing Dynasty Famille Verte Vases & Covers
A Pair of 19th Century Qing Dynasty Famille Verte Vases & Covers
A Pair of 19th Century Qing Dynasty Famille Verte Vases & Covers

A Pair of 19th Century Qing Dynasty Famille Verte Vases & Covers

c. 1870 China

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£2,900 gbp
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A pair of 19th century porcelain baluster vases and covers, each with cartouches of birds and flowers set upon a powder blue ground.

Since the 10th century, birds and flowers have been central to Chinese painting; so much so, that they have been awarded their own genre, fittingly named “bird-and-flower-painting” - though insects and fish have historically been deemed acceptable accessories to such depictions. Although birds tend to represent ‘winged spirits’, it is often the pairing of a particular type of bird with a particular type of botanical specimen that creates the intended iconography.

Qing Dynasty, Tongzhi Period (1862 - 1874)

One rim crack and hairline restored to neck.
One rim crack and hairline restored to neck
Dimensions
Height 17.00 inch (43.18 cm)
Width 10.25 inch (26.03 cm)
Stock Code
0832
Medium
Porcelain
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