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QIANLONG DOUCAI WILLOW VASE

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Lot 0173 Details

Description
Dimensions: 11-3/4" H x 6-5/8" Diam.

Stunning, Chinese Qing Dynasty Qianlong Reign Period, Blue and White Fighting Flower Guanyin Bottle. Finely potted in a baluster shaped vase, with tall ovoid body, rounded shoulder tapering gracefully to a prominent straight neck below the upper mouth flared rim, raised on flat base. All reserved hand painted ornamentations are rendered in clean white underglaze base color which contrast against the DouCai design color. The main body delicately be depicted with various three flowers blooms called Three Friends of Winter, also known as Suihan Sanyou, interspersed with scrolling interlocking tendril and fresh foliage surround the bottle vase. Auspicious pattern decorated on the upper mouth rim and the foot base rim. The Three Friends of Winter, also known as Suihan Sanyou, Saikan Sanyu or Sehansam-u, is an art motif that comprises the pine, bamboo, and plum. The Chinese observed that the pine, bamboo and plum do not wither as the cold days deepen into the winter season unlike many other plants. Known by them as the Three Friends of Winter, they entered the conventions of East Asian culture. Together they symbolize steadfastness, perseverance, and resilience. They are highly regarded in Confucianism and as such represent the scholar-gentleman's ideal. The Three Friends of Winter are common in works of Chinese art and those cultures influenced by it. The Lines of the drawings are clear, the light and dark shades are subtle. The colors are harmonious, elegant and exquisite, the composition is sophisticated, simply a feast for the eye. The clay is very fine, with a brilliant glaze finish that was applied by a meticulous, the shape is uniformly proportioned. a feast for the eye. Mark on under base, a six underglaze blue seal script characters reign mark, Qianlong Reign Period of Great Qing Dynasty.
Condition
Over all in EXCELLENT condition.
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QIANLONG DOUCAI WILLOW VASE

Estimate $800 - $1,200Aug 08, 2020
Starting Price $400
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