Large Vintage Chinese Porcelain Balluster Vase With Pink Glaze, Butterflies and Flowers
**Free shipping. A large balluster form vase with unusual pink glaze background. Rich colorful enamels portray a wrap-around scene of pretty butterflies & birds perched in various types of flowering vines and branches. Each side is actually very nice.
Traditional and large upper ruyi shape borders of blue/turquoise and yellow, with lower lappet borders of pink and blue/turquoise. Great use of negative space.
Excellent condition. Firing flaws evident including areas of glaze bubbling. Probably an experimental glaze color. Adds to charm and authenticity.
Signed on the bottom with the "Xianfeng" reign mark in red, however it is early to mid-20th Century.
16 1/2" tall x 7 1/2" diameter.
The Xianfeng Emperor (17 July 1831 – 22 August 1861), or by temple name Emperor Wenzong of Qing (清文宗), given name Yizhu (奕詝), was the eighth Emperor of the Qing dynasty, and the seventh Qing emperor to rule over China proper, reigned from 1850 to 1861.