Rare and beautiful handmade and intricately hand painted antique (XIX – early XX century) Chinese Yuan Dynasty later copy of globular vase with short wide cylindrical neck and base and multiple embossed elements and medallions. The vase is painted underglaze with the intense dark blue background colour. The background colour does not cover the base of the vase, coming freely towards it in the irregular drips and flows. All design elements are embossed and painted in freehand in bright blending strokes of milk white, orange, turquoise green and brown colours. Colours are applied freely and do not contain within their designated spaces flowing out and down. The vase has a horizontal swell band in the upper part to which peony flowers are attached from the top and the bottom in an alternating order. The body is decorated with four large medallions contained within the round swells, featuring embossed and freehand painted phoenix birds. Phoenix birds (Chinese – Fènghuáng) – in ancient Chinese a mythological birds that had originated in the Sun and reigned over all other birds. Chinese Phoenix was believed to be made up of the beak of a rooster, the face of a swallow, the forehead of a fowl, the neck of a snake, the breast of a goose, the back of a tortoise, the hindquarters of a stag and the tail of a fish. The bird was believed to only appear in areas or places that are blessed with utmost peace and prosperity or happiness. During the Yuan dynasty the “King of Birds” came to symbolise the empress when paired with a dragon representing the emperor. In the bottom placed between the phoenix medallions are four beautiful embossed and freehand painted lotus flowers on leaf covered stems shaped into beautiful rosettes. The vase comes in a perfect original condition, with no chips, scales and minimum wear. The glaze is covered in hairline cracks throughout the surface. 8 in / 25 cm. 10,4 in / 26 cm. Thank you for shopping! Check out my other items. Antique Chinese Decorative Ceramics. 19th century European decorative ceramics – vases, center tables, cachepots and jardinieres. Iznik and Kutahya Ottoman Empire vases and decorative vessels. Westerwald Vases and Ewers. Karl Ens birds figurines. A variety of other manufacturers birds figurines. Vintage wall shelves, perfect for displaying your birds collection. Other antique, vintage and decorative art items. Please add me to your favourites list as I continuously add new items for sale, you will also learn about special offers! Item appearance and description. Condition corresponds to the photos of the item. I only use the images of the of the items I sell herein. Please study the photos as they are part of the description. Despite trying to be as thorough as possible, there may be discrepancies not noted. I aim to provide correct description to all and picture them in their current condition at the time of sale and based on the research of publicly available information about the item. I guarantee that you will receive the exact item pictured in this listing, and that I package all of my items carefully to ensure that they arrive to you safely. I will be happy to assist with it. If you have concerns after receiving your item, please contact me directly immediately, before leaving the feedback. I will work with you to solve any problem. My goal is to keep you a happy and returning customer! Please add me to your favourites list as I continuously add new items for sale and check out my other items! This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases”. The seller is “collectorseden777″ and is located in this country: UA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Primary Material: Porcelain & Pottery
- Color: Blue
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Region of Origin: China
- Age: 1850-1899