This is a very good quality, highly decorative Chinese export, Imperial Canton, porcelain, Rose medallion, large Vase which we date to the mid 19th century, Qing dynasty, circa 1850.
The vase has a baluster shape with a flared rim and is embellished with gold gilded dragons or salamanders at the shoulder with gold Foo Dog side handles. This is a well potted heavy vase indicative of the earlier Canton pieces, weighing about 3.5 Kg unpacked.
It is hand-painted in the Canton or Chinese export, rose medallion decoration with two sets of 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. The colours are bold and bright with the "orange peel" texture on the painting of the floor areas within the people panels , being another sign of quality. Imperial Canton pieces also have more and thicker gold embelishment
Overall a very beautiful example of an Imperial Canton Large Vase in great condition.
Internal Ref: P 1815
Height = 42 cm (16.5")
Width = 19.1 cm (7.5")
Depth = 19.1 cm (7.5")
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