A fine and rare large famille rose baluster 'boys at play' vase
Daoguang seal mark and of the period
Superbly enamelled in shades of pink, blue, turquoise, yellow, lime and spinach green with a continuous wide band around the body depicting a multitude of boys at play, one side with them holding lanterns and banners, riding hobby horses and swimming in a lake beneath a bridge, the other with them gathered in and around a walled pavilion courtyard playing musical instruments including a trumpet, cymbals and a drum, others clustered with fish banners in a procession, all reserved on a pink ground enriched with scrolling flowering lotus surmounted beneath the trumpet rim with two large gilt shuangxi (double-happiness) characters, the sides set with blue pierced chilong handles, the interior of the neck and foot turquoise glazed.
48cm (19in) high
Chinese Works of Art
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