Don't miss this huge, stunning estate item late Qing / Early Republic Polychrome Qianjiang Vase depicting the Immortal Ma Gu riding a deer and holding the Peach of Longevity with a Crane perched on it. She is attended by a maiden carrying her usual attribute of flowers. On the rear of the vase is a passage of calligraphy and on the base a partial jianding seal indicating that the vase was exported legally from the Mainland of China post 1972.
Vases depicting Ma Gu are traditionally given as a gift in expression of wishes for longevity.
Standing approx 17 3/8" / 45 cms high, the vase dates between about 1892 and 1910 (judging by the faces, the colors and the painting). There is gilding loss, some of the minor enamel loss typical of Qianjiang items (see photos) and some firing flaws, including where the handles attach to the body, but otherwise no damage, restoration or repair that we can spot.
We will ship according to the purchaser's requirements, USPS, FedEx, UPS or Freight. We recommend at the very least double boxing in sturdy cardboard with peanuts between the inner and outer box. Because of the size, there will be a handling charge of $5. The shipping, packing & insurance charges will be at cost. We are experienced packers & shippers, but are happy to arrange professional services if so desired,
Texas buyers please note that sales tax will be collected either by Ruby Lane or by us.
Antique Qianjiang Chinese Porcelain Vase Ma Gu Riding Deer With Peach & Crane & Calligraphy