This is an elegant porcelain Chinese export porcelain Bottle Vase raised on a low foot, all hand painted in a blue and white pattern, which we date to the early 20th Century, Circa 1920.
The vase is very well hand potted in a classic bottle shape on a low foot having a clear white glaze with a light blue tinge. The foot rim has been carefully hand cut.
The vase is well hand painted in a large range of cobalt blue tones from the light blue to the deep dark, almost black tones of cobalt blue, all around the body with a large foliate scroll of different composite flowers above a plantain leaf and key panel border rising from the foot. Above the main foliate decoration there are four further borders including collars, lappets, & bats with another stiff plantain leaf border below the neck leading to a collar border directly under and below the rim. A double blue circle is painted around the outer foot.
The base is inscribed in underglaze-blue with a six-character apocryphal Qing - Qianlong ( 1736 to 1795) seal mark, though we date this vase to the early 20th Century, circa 1920.
Approximate Weight: about 900g
Height: 29.85 cm (11.75 in)Diameter: 17.48 cm (6.88 in)
GoodWear consistent with age and use. NO Damage, NO Restoration. Some glaze lines in the base glaze - not damage and hard to see.