Cantonese ‘Rose Medallion’ vase with dragon handles, superb quality, c. 1860

$2,950.00 AUD

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.

Unmarked,

Circa 1860 

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.

While we are used to Cantonese ceramics with all-over decoration, this example is exceptional in the detail and quality of the painting.

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