Chinese Qing Dynasty Period, Qianlong red & blue wrapped floral motif porcelain moon vase. The porcelain with tall ovoid body, thick, with bulbous lower region, sweeping up into a slender neckline and straight slightly flaring mouth rim, raised with slight short rectangle footing, two archaic ruyi handles flanked from neck to the shoulder rim, create majestic handles. All reserved in hand painting ornamentations, rendered in clean white under glazed ground color which contrast against the red and blue fine color. The main belly adorned coin medallion with shou Chinese calligraphy surrounded flying fu bat among cumulus clouds, enclosed with interlocking taotie mask. The outer center medallion decorated with abundant lotus flowers blooms interspersed scrolling foliage, enclosed with scrolling ruyi. The neck and the foot base rim festooned with flying fu bat above thrashing wavy lishui water, enclosed with Geometric pattern on the upper mouth rim. Lotus is one of the most significant flowers in the Chinese culture. It symbolizes the holy seat of Buddha. Because the flower rises from the mud and blooms in exquisite beauty it symbolizes perfection and purity of both the heart and mind. It also represents long life and honor. The lotus flower is depicted in Chinese art, poetry and architecture. And Fu bat is commonly recognized as good fortune in Chinese culture and meaning the five blessings, is a concept that signify a grouping of certain good fortunes and luck in Chinese culture. The glaze is seamless and gives off a beautiful luster, with the colors maintaining excellent vibrancy. The clay is very fine, with a brilliant glaze finish that was applied by a meticulous, the shape is uniformly proportioned.
Mark on under base, a six under glazed blue seal script characters reign mark, QianLong Reign Period of Great Qing Dynasty.
Dimensions: 14.25"W x 19.5"H
Private (Estate) collections of Jack J. Woo, by inheritance.