C35 Yellow ground Meiping vase

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C35 – Yellow ground Meiping vase

Qing dynasty

Guangxu (1875 – 1908)

A Chinese Meiping (“plum vase”) with lid, decorated with opposing panels containing precious vases and scrolls, surrounded by aster flowers and a variety of blossom, against a yellow ground between the panels with scrolling floral pattern interspersed with blossoming lotus, iron-red bats and endless knot¹. Beneath the neck decorated with flower sprays is a cross-hatched motif in rose enamel and dual blossom panels. Overlapping petals decorate the foot.

Diameter (mouth) 6 cm (foot) 8 cm, height 27 cm

Condition: perfect save for a small glaze chip missing from the lid

¹ Other examples of porcelain with this decor are found as early as the Qianlong reign (1736 – 1795) but enjoyed great popularity during the Guangxu and Republic periods. The upside-down bats symbolise (the arrival of) happiness and hold in their mouths the endless knots, a Buddhist sign of longevity, eventually connecting into auspicious lotus flowers.

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