Lot 261 , A massive Chinese doucai phoenix vase, Jiaqing period (1796-1820), H. 77.5cm
A massive Chinese doucai 'phoenix' vase, Jiaqing period (1796-1820), of baluster form applied with a pair of zoomorphic scrolled handles, each side painted in colours and gilded with a phoenix amid peonies between leaf lappet and ruyi borders, all on underglaze blue ground, unglazed foot, H. 77.5cm
Compare a doucai bottle vase with similarly painted phoenixes, peonies and leaves sold by Christie's, New York, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part, 13 - 14 September 2012, Lot 1515, which is ascribed to Qianlong/Jiaqing period.
There is wear to the gilding around the top rim and around the base of the vase and some light wear to the gilding of the phoenix and handles. There are some small brown patches to the glaze in the firing, particularly on the leaves, otherwise in good condition with no restoration chips or cracks.
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Sold for £28,000