The Property of a Lady
A very large and rare pair of cloisonné enamel vases
Intaglio Qianlong seal marks and of the period
Each baluster vase colourfully enamelled with eight egrets in flight and standing by a lotus pond with large lotus leaves and blossoms, reeds and grass on an undulating ground, all framed by a ruyi-head border above and lotus-petal panels above the spreading foot, the tall waisted neck finely decorated with bats suspending a multi-coloured geometric form above loquats and a ribboned musical stone, interspersed with lotus blossoms, between ruyi-head and upright stiff leaves borders, the spreading foot with a meandering leafy lotus scroll.
62.5cm and 61cm (24⅝in and 24in) high (2).