Chinese Famille Rose 'Daoist-Subject' Ovoid Vase
Yongzheng Six-Character Mark and Possibly of the Period
Painted in bright contrasting enamels in a continuous scene around the ovoid body with a grouping of Daoist immortals, amidst pine and rockwork below colorful clouds, all between a plain spreading domed foot and below a tall waisted neck painted with a praying mantis and flower sprays. Height 13 1/4 inches.
For a similar example:
For a slightly larger Yongzheng vase of similar form, see S. W. Bushell, Oriental Ceramic Art, New York, 1980, p.94, fig. 130.
Another with a cylindrical body but similar foot treatment and painted with elegant ladies playing weiqi, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Porcelains with Cloisonne Enamel Decoration and Famille Rose Decoration, Hong Kong, 2008, p.61, pl. 51
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