Chinese Qing DouCai wrapped floral porcelain moon vase. Potted in a compressed globular body, tapered gracefully toward narrow spherical neck gently wider and bulbous under the rim, leading to a characterizing Onion shaped head with a wide opening handles, raised on concaved circle foot base. Two curved ribbon handles flanked from shoulder to the upper neck mouth rim. hand painted ornamentations are rendered in clean white underglaze base color which contrast against the Doucai design. DouCai means colors which fit together which is evident in this harmoniously painted bowl. The artistry is a combination of underglaze blue outlines and enamels added on top of the fired glaze, within the outlines. This glazing technique was invented during the Ming, Xuande period but are mostly related to the Ming, Chenghua rule from (1465-87). The blue elements of the design were painted under the glaze. All reserved decorated with various flower blooms interspersed scrolling tendril and fresh green foliage, all in vivid tone color. The colors are harmonious, elegant and exquisite, the composition is sophisticated, simply a feast for the eye. The shape is uniformly proportioned, without overlap of the outlines, well drawn, clear, subtle, and distinct. The clay is very fine, with a brilliant glaze finish that was applied by a meticulous, the shape is uniformly proportioned.
The under-base bears a reign mark, a six underglaze blue seal script characters reign mark, Made In The Years of Qianlong Reign Period of The Great Qing Dynasty.
Measurements: 7-1/4" H x 6-1/4" W
From the private collections of Madame Kimball, of Boston, Massachusetts, by inheritance. Records bought from AMEUBLEMENTS ANCIENS, Faiences & Porcelaines, Bibelots & Tapisseries Anciennes, 3 Rue Des Saints-Peres, Paris (6). Dealers in Works of Art & Antiques, Curios, Armor, Plate, China, Jewels, etc. The Kimball's family collections offered at this Auctions can be found on Lot 71, Lot 87, Lot 97 - 142, Lot 138 - 141 and Lot 146 - 153