A rare and large blue and white 'soldier' vase and cover
The vase of tall baluster form rising to the high shoulder, waisted neck and everted rim, well painted in shades of lighter and darker blue with four panels divided by narrow borders enclosing white morning glory scrolls, the panels painted with two scenes of ladies and boys at play in a fenced garden by a pavilion with well detailed interior, alternating with two scenes of boys behind fences watching two jousting mounted warriors, all between the shoulders with a zigzag cross-hatched band and demi-flower heads, and a border below enclosing roundels reserved on a cracked-ice ground above pendent stiff leaves and a narrow band of zigzag cross-hatched design, the neck with upright and pendant lobed petals, the domed cover with a 'pearl' finial painted with lappets, encircled by four groups of precious objects and a zigzag cross-hatched band, the base with red-lacquered Moritzburg inventory no. II.A. 8a, wood stand.
106.6cm (42in) high (3).