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Wucai Beaker Vase, Shunzi (1644-61)

U486 Wucai beaker vase, Shunzi (1644-61)
U486 Wucai beaker vase, Shunzi (1644-61)
U486 Wucai beaker vase, Shunzi (1644-61)
U486 Wucai beaker vase, Shunzi (1644-61)
U486 Wucai beaker vase, Shunzi (1644-61)
U486 Wucai beaker vase, Shunzi (1644-61)
U486 Wucai beaker vase, Shunzi (1644-61)
U486 Wucai beaker vase, Shunzi (1644-61)
Ref: U486
Archive item - not for sale

Chinese wucai beaker vase, Shunzi (1644-61), decorated with two ladies and boys playing in a rockwork garden with bands of tree peony and fruiting branches of pomegranate and peaches below, height: 16 1/8 in. (41.3 cm.). Dr. Julia Curtis, 'the tree peony is perhaps the most popular flower used to decorate Qing porcelain and is known as the 'flower of riches and honour,' fugui hua; it is an emblem of spring' (Michael Butler, Julia B. Curtis and Stephen Little, Shunzi Porcelain: Treasures from an Unknown Reign, 1644-1661, 2002, p. 119). SOLD