This is a very decorative Chinese export, Canton porcelain, rose medallion Vase which we date to the 19th century, Qing dynasty, circa 1840.
The vase has a baluster shape with a flared rim and is embellished with two gilded Foo Dog handles and four salamanders to the shoulder of the vase.
It is hand-painted in the Canton or Chinese export, rose medallion decoration with four panels consisting of groups of Chinese people in a house setting alternating with groups of flowers , birds and butterflies. It also has panels to the neck with people and floral borders to the shoulder and rim.
This is a heavy vase and very well hand painted with very good gold gilding detail within the decoration, the ladies having hand painted gold highlights in their hair. All these features indicate a higher quality vase with a date earlier in the 19th Century. The base is unmarked.
Height: 25.91 cm (10.2 in)Diameter: 10.16 cm (4 in)
GoodWear consistent with age and use. NO Cracks, NO Restoration. Some minor under-rim flaking which is hard to see. Some patten wear to the inner rim, Otherwise very good antique condition with bold bright enamels.