Property from Various Owners
A famille jaune enameled porcelain hu-form vase
Qianlong mark, Republic period
The neck supporting elaborately potted handles in abstract geometric patterns beneath a mouth rim enameled in a band of wanzi and auspicious bats above sides of an intricate vine and lotus pattern on the yellow sgraffiato ground surrounding large irregularly shaped and intricately rendered flower and animal reserves, the foot rim encircled on the exterior with a stylized lotus petal band surrounding a recessed base bearing an unusual six-character mark in archaic script (kiln flaws, minor losses to enamels).
19 1/2in (50cm) high