Property from Various Owners
Three enameled porcelain vases
The first bottle vase with garlic head painted with exotic flowers and leaf sprays in bright colors against a deep rose ground incised with fern scroll, the base bearing the six-character mark in underglaze blue seal script surrounded by a turquoise glaze also applied to the interior neck; the second a jar of ovoid form with mock animal head and ring handles finished in gilt, with similar exotic flowers and leaves upon an opaque sky blue enamel ground also incised with the fern scroll motif, the base bearing the six-character mark in iron red surrounded by turquoise enamel (lacking cover); the third a bottle vase with stylized dragon handles finished in a burnished gilt enamel also used to paint the fern scroll motif behind brightly colored flower heads, leaf scrolls, and auspicious symbols surrounding the exterior, the base bearing the four-character mark in iron red and gilt surrounded by blue enamel that also appears within the neck.
8 1/3 to 10 3/4in (21.25 to 27.5cm) high
Chinese Works of Art
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