Chinese Qing Dynasty porcelain moon vase, thick potted in a compressed round body, tapered gracefully toward narrow straight neck leading to a flat the rim, raised on splayed oval foot base. Two elephant mask shaped handles flanked from shoulder to the neck. The main central body decorated in DouCai design hand painting, opaque color filled between fine cobalt blues drawing lines, of ascending dragon and descending phoenix chasing the centralized flaming pearl amidst flames and fumes. Interspersed by dense of scrolling foliate, and banded with many auspicious pattern ribbons, including, repeating ruyi, tropical leaves, Cresting waves, and upturning lappets. 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 painting, and the shape. The clay is fine and exquisite, the glaze smooth, brilliant with a moist appearance, the finishing meticulous. The moon vase elegantly displayed upon elaborately carved hardwood stand.
Mark on base, a six underglaze blue seal script -ZhuanShu- characters reign mark, QianLong Reign Period of Great Qing.
Dimensions: 13" H x 9-1/4" W
Stand: 2" 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.