Very fine older large Chinese vase of heavy pottery, we often see these referred to as porcelain but we think pottery, crafted in wonderful detail with a court scene on one side with ladies in fine attire, flowing through a tree to warriors, one on horseback, with additional scenes in the upper neck on both sides, dragon handles on each side as well. This elegant vase measures 17 & 1/2" tall, and is 7 & 1/2" across on the base, 7" at the neck, and approximately 9" at the widest point. We do see a tiny age crack that is outer surface only on the lower above the border, and what appears to be old rust spots down one side, which may indicate firing issues originally, or a well done old repair, but it is structurally sound. Information on this vase is from the prior owners estate and other antique dealers who looked at it (most with envy I might add). Some dealers told us it was late 1800's, I am more comfortable with dating it early 1900's. This came from a family that did not own anything that was not either very valuable or expensive. A little paint finish loss on a few of the robes, faces are very detailed with subtle fine painting. The manes of the horse, etc appear to have a matte over-painting on them which appears to be original. You will see a few "holes" in the outer glaze, this is original and normal for pieces of this age. There is a partial brown wax seal on the bottom indicating this was brought out of China and that it was brought out legally. Nice vintage vase, even if just for fine home decor.
Old Famille Verte Chinese Large Vase Court Scene & Warriors
$875 $3,375 SALE