Rare Enamelled 'Huluping' Chinese Double Gourd Pink and Blue Vases With Wood Stands - a Pair
A rare pair of delightful pastel pink, green, and turquoise/pale blue double gourd enamel vases with a pretty pink (bow) enamel ribbon around the middle. Each Huluping vase is decorated throughout with further double gourds, leaves, flowers and auspicious bats. This is a mirror pair, hand painted carefully with pastel coloured enamels over brass. Made in China first to second quarter of the last century.
These pieces are very symbolic - considered to be good luck and also a Daoist emblem of immortality. Based on a design from the Southern Song Dynasty.
We have not seen another set like this. They come with their own carved wood stands.
Very good condition, some fading to wood stands that compliments the pastel colours.
Measurements: Dia 5.8", H11.5".
Height off stand 10.5". Total H11.5".