Pair Chinese porcelain Famille Rose vases. Yongzheng Period.


A fine and rare pair of Chinese porcelain vases, c. 1730. Yongzheng Period. The square section vases, attractively and boldly decorated in Famille Rose (Fencai) enamels with panels of figures indulging in various pursuits, probably inspired by the 'Romance of the Western Chamber'. The necks with butterflies amongst flowering plants, above flowerheads, on a yellow ground.
Having unglazed bases.
Height - 29.5 cm, 11 1/2".
Condition - Professional repair to the rim of one vase. Typical minor wear to the enamels. Otherwise in perfect condition.

Literature: The Romance of the Western Chambers - a story written by Wang Shifu, in the Yuan Dynasty, but set in the Tang Dynasty. It tells the story of the romance of Cui Yingying and Zhang Sheng, which despite many obstacles, ends happily, in marriage.

Medium: Porcelain.

Height:  29.50 cm, 11.61"
Width:  9 cm, 3.54"
Depth:  9 cm, 3.54"

Condition: Repair to the rim of one vase. Typical, minor wear to the enamels. Otherwise in perfect condition.

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