PAIR OF QUATREFOIL FLORIFORM PORCELAIN VASE, 20TH C.
20th C. Very fine, Chinese porcelain in shape of baluster quatrefoil floriform lobed petal. The clay fine and exquisite, the glaze smooth with a moist appearance, the finishing meticulous. Of a globular body, heavy to the rounded shoulder, gently waisted neck to flori-form petal flared rim, raised on correspondence splayed foot base. Two orange-red archaic chilong dragon handles flanked on the neck. The exterior finely hand-painted with grisaille decoration of various birds within branching flower blooms, with alternately, showing group of fish within water foliage under moonshine. Shows numerous themed inscriptions and iron-red artist signatures.
Mark on base, a seal mark, with six iron-red script -KaiShu- characters, JiangXi Porcelain industry.
Dimension: 16-1/2" H x 10" W (each)
PROVENANCE: From the heirs of Sir John Dorrington and the Vosper estates from Stroud Gloucestershire these items were purchased by a prominent antiques collector in 2008. Seeking historical and collectible items he attended numerous auctions and estate sales in the area as well as from nearby countries. Sometimes finding a rarity sometimes just the camaraderie of fellow collectors.