A very fine Chinese porcelain baluster forms vase. Potted in an ovoid lower body, tapered gracefully toward straight tall neck leading to a slightly flared and banded rim, raised on a splayed foot base. Two curved twigs looped handles flanked on the neck. Multiple perforated rings banded on rim, neck and collar. The exterior decoration produced by carving on the porcelain before glazing and firing in shallow relief various styles of Longevity Shou characters. Beneath bands of ruyi pendants ribbons before the floral motif reliefs on neck. The immaculate porcelain body covered with a characteristic silky glaze, pooling on the base slightly veiling the mark. The shape is uniformly proportioned. The porcelain conformed all required specimen to be high valued Chinese porcelain wares, with finest material, the whiteness, the glaze, the carving, and the shape. Without overlap the outlines of the design, well carved, clear, subtle, and distinct. The clay is fine and exquisite, the glaze smooth, brilliant with a moist appearance, the finishing meticulous. The DouQing vase elegantly displayed upon a carved hardwood stand.
Mark on base, in camaieu six seal script -ZhuanShu- characters reign mark, QianLong Reign Period of Great Qing.
Dimensions: 15" H x 9-1/2" Dia.
Stand: 2-1/4" H
From The Private Collections of Jean-Pierre Bradley. This special group of items were bought from an estate sale, the consignors were told that these items came from the first wife (pictured) of Jean-Pierre Bradley. Born in France and left in 1936 to become a long time resident from Georgia. A graduate of MIT in Electrical engineering was recruited to be involved in the initial planning of the first US ICBM. Throughout his life he had the opportunity to travel extensively . His travels led him to many foreign countries where he would buy treasures for his beloved wife. These items are believed to be a small part of the treasures he invested in. The Jean-Pierre Bradley's collections can be found from Lot-133 through Lot-174.