Dimensions: Height: 16.5 inch x Width/Diameter: 6.75 inch x Length/Depth: 6.75 inch
Dimensions in Centimeter: 41.9 cm x 17.1 cm x 17.1 cm
Chinese Qing Dynasty Guangxu famille rose peony bloom ruby-red glazed porcelain double gourd vase on stand. Fine porcelain potted in a shape of double gourd resemblance, with two bulbous bellies conjoined together, suspending a tall cylindrical neck, bulbous lower section finishing into a slender tall bottleneck at the top, with a straight opening rim. All reserved in ruby red underglaze base color which contrast against the famille rose design color. Famille rose hand painting depicted vividly hand painted in enamel design, famille rose translates to the pink family, on a colored ground decoration. The Exterior adorned with Peony flowers blooms and fresh foliage, all in vivid tones color. Repeating interlocking key fret pattern, enclosed double fine gilt rings lines decorated on the upper mouth rim. Elegantly presented upon a carved hardwood stand with archaic ruyi pattern. The glaze is seamless and gives off a beautiful luster, with the colors maintaining excellent vibrancy. The porcelain conformed all required specimen to be high valued Chinese porcelain wares, with finest material, the whiteness, the glaze, and the carving. Without overlap the outlines of the design, well carved, clear, subtle, distinct, and the shape is uniformly proportioned.
The Under-base bears a reign mark, a four underglaze blue seal script characters reign mark, Guangxu Reign Period. LOT NOTES:
The peony is the unofficial Chinese National Flower. It stands as a symbol of spring and female beauty and reproduction. It also represents richness, honor and high social class. It is a favored flower for the 12th wedding anniversary. Peonies from Luoyang are considered the best in the country and are showcased in a festival held in Louyang in April or May of each year.