Rouleau vase

LL 6745


Vase, one of a pair (to LL 74), of rouleau form, with straight neck and spreading lip; painted in famille verte enamels with designs of prunus, pine and bamboo trees, the stems twisted into fantastic forms of the characters Shou, Fu and Lu (Longevity, Happiness and Rank) on ground of scroll design, white on coral-red, with blossoms in various colours. On the shoulders, four medallions with seal characters, on netted ground, broken by chrysanthemum flowers. On the neck, floral scroll with large red blossoms; borders of key fret, curled scrolls, ju-i (ruyi ''as-you-wish'') heads and gadroons, washed over with green. Slight raised rib on neck.