Chinese Qing Dynasty Period, Qianlong blue and white five mouth porcelain squared moon vase. The porcelain potted in squared moon vase, thick and large, with squared lower region, hexagonal moon belly, sweeping up into a slender neckline and straight five mouth rim, which largest on the center with the next side slight short and the next one shortest, emerge double archaic ruyi handles flanked on the lower belly, create majestic handles, raised on wide slight tall rectangle foot base and slight concave. All reserved in hand painting ornamentations, rendered in clean white under glazed ground color which contrast against the cobalt blue fine color. The moon belly adorned with five claws imperial dragon soaring amidst flames and vapors, with face and upper right appendage outstretched toward the heavens. Vigorous dragons chasing flaming pearl amidst flames against cobalt blue color scrolling tendril, foliage and cumulus clouds . The backdrop depicts swirling wind and fire painted atop a beautiful white under glaze. The foot base rim and the five mouth rim decorated upturning phoenix tails and repeating taotie mask. Dragon is the symbol of the Emperor, the Son of Heaven, eternity, Yang and Yin, male vigor and fecundity, the Li-shui wave pattern which is known to be the abode of dragons. 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: 10.25"W x 12.5"H