A Large Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Baluster Vases

9839 A large pair of Chinese famille rose baluster vases, for the Eastern export market, the panels finely decorated with tree peony and magnolia, reserved in leaf shaped panels on a deep blue ground with traces of gilt decoration. One with large unrestored body crack, the other very extensive damage, old repairs. Identical vase (with cover) in Topkapi Palace museum.

 

China, early Qianlong period.

1730.

 

Height: 49 cm (19.25 ins)                                               £5,000