Republic Period Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain "Linen Fold" Vases With Chimera - a Pair
The bodies are made of individual pieces of porcelain - a skilled task in itself, with a pair of very unusual 3-dimensional pale blue and light brown/gray chimeras on the shoulder area.
The main panels show two different and traditional family scenes in a courtyard area with a tiled building in the background. The circular side vignettes depict a wise man and small child. The white bodies are decorated with an array of flowers, fruits and auspicious Chinese symbols. Hand painted with rich lustrous enamels in the famille rose palette. Enamels are particularly vibrant and colours strong. A pair of vases that are an excellent investment and that will grace many areas in the home in the meantime.
Dimensions: Dia 7", H14.2". Condition - excellent.
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First to Second Quarter of 20th. Century. Late Qing to early Republic Period
Condition is good with no damage or repairs.