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