Chinese Porcelain Sleeve Vase Famille Rose Mandarin Canton Antique Qing 19th C
An antique Chinese porcelain sleeve vase hand enamelled in the Famille Rose Mandarin style. This is a nice example of Chinese export porcelain often termed Canton Ware. The vase is of a slightly tapered cylindrical shape with a flared or trumpet rim. The vase has been thrown by hand, on the inside there are ridges created by the potter's fingers when drawing up the wet clay to form the body.
The vibrant decoration consists of four long roughly rectangular cartouches equally spaced around the outside. Two are filled with very colourful, well dressed, high status, Chinese figures depicted socialising on terraced gardens with buildings as the backdrop. The other two have peonies, flowers, fruit, butterflies, insects and birds painted against the white body ground.
The remaining surface is further decorated auspicious Chinese symbols painted in green, pink, orange, black enamels and gilding including Lotus flowers, peonies and butterflies. The inner rim has three equally spaced painted peony flower sprays. This vase dates from the mid 19th century around 1850. Xianfeng 咸豐帝 was the Emperor on the throne at this time during the Qing dynasty 清代 .
It is in good antique condition with a large (6 cm) filled and disguised chip to the rim (restored) and a hairline on the inside of the vase opposite the repair. This repair is more obvious on the inside than on the outside. Other than this damage the vase is in very good condition, it still displays well.
This is a lovely item to add to any collection of a Chinese famille rose mandarin ware or antique porcelain or ceramics.,
Height 10 1/2 inches ( 26.7 cm)
Diameter rim 5 5/16 inches (13.4 cm)
Diameter base 3 7/8 inches (9.8 cm)
Weight 0.884 Kg unpacked