A rare Famille rose mastery vase decorated with the Three Stars of Tao, Fu, Shou, Lu (Honors, Longevity, Wealth) accompanied by a 4th character who comes to honor them and a child in a garden planted with a plantain, the base left unglazed, Yongzheng period, 18th century. Later rosewood stand.
It is more common to meet large models of these vases which were first produced during the reign of Yongzheng before being more or less skilfully copied during the Chinese Republican period, the prototypes being easily distinguished as is the case here. by the freshness of their pastel enamels.
The present lovely vase, which is half the standard model, may have been a mastery vessel such as the ones that potters used to demonstrate their talent and canvass customers. Attention has recently been paid to this category of ceramics which are considered rare and are now the subject of specific collections.
1 800 €