A Very Fine Quality Example of a Chinese Double Gourd Blue and White Porcelain Stonewear Porcelain Vase of tall proportions, complete with its original carved fret work hardwood base
Mid Nineteenth Century. Tongzhi Period 1856-1875.
With twin reticulated handles. Exquisitely hand painted in blue underglaze depicts Caishen, God of Wealth riding a Tiger on the lower gourd, surrounded by scrolls and flowers, a stylized flower border and a Chinese Dragon in a border in the upper panel
Condition: Of lightly used appearance, no visible restoration or imperfections which is rare for such an early Chinese item. Back and front views are similar.
Height: (entire as image one) 16.75" (42.5cm). Diameter: (at widest area) 8.25" (21cm).
Shipped to Southbury, Connecticut, USA.
Affordable fixed price Store to door shipping.
Provenance: From the estate of W. Noel Parr. The Old Rectory, Elton on the Hill, Nottingham, England.