A beautiful classically-shaped overglaze enamel vase with a painting of a scholar sitting at his desk while being served tea, and while a worker or student brings books down from a shelf. A window looks out to a nearby home and a drape has been pulled back to reveal this inside scene. The bands at the lip and the base are painted in black and rust. There is a poem on the back of the vase with a seal mark attribution.
There is an apocryphal seal mark of the Qianlong Emperor in red on the base.
Measures 9" tall x 4" diameter at the widest point.
Condition: The condition is perfect with no chips or cracks.
A beautifully painted slice of a scholar's life all carefully performed by a deft human hand.