Two rare sections from a famille rose altar garniture
Yongzheng seal marks and of the period
The first, the body of the a famille rose yellow-ground hexagonal vase with a silver plated rim, relief moulded on each recessed facet with a Buddhist altar vase with possibly crossed pomegranates, the panels bordered by flower heads and gilt leaves on a shaded black ground, below the outward-curved shoulder moulded with birds above gilt swags suspended from foliate scrolls issuing from the foliate spandrels at the corners which are repeated below on the similarly shaped waisted collar with upright petals, underglaze-blue six-character Yongzheng seal mark reserved on turquoise ground, 22cm (8⅝in) high; and the foot of probably a candlestick, modelled as three scrolling legs rising to the pedestalled section with scrolling lotus and flowers, the sides with a moulded oval frame with flowerheads enclosing crossed pomegranates, flanked by moulded foliate scrolls, repeated on the legs, all reserved on a turquoise ground, underglaze-blue four-character Yongzheng seal mark, silver plated cover.
Base, 18.2cm (7⅛in) wide. (3).
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