Cantonese ‘Rose Medallion’ vase with dragon handles, superb quality, c. 1860
Cantonese ‘Rose Medallion’ vase of good size, the baluster shape decorated with four depictions of brightly decorated ‘Rose Medallion’ vases with bird & butterflies, two at the neck and two at the body, set against a gilt ground reserving well painted enamel flowers, fans, fruit, musical instruments, weapons, scrolls, and a large green mythical beast blowing a bubble with a quirky dragon inside (!), with two full-relief gilt dragon handles to the neck, four slightly smaller around the shoulder, the flared lip lobed.
35cm high, lip 14.5cm, waist approx. 21cm
Excellent condition; very minor wear to gilt dragons,
Provenance: Dutch Collection, brought to Australia from Holland in the 1950’s.