Square vase

LL 6724


Square vase with straight sides, slightly tapering downwards, flat shoulders, rounded at the angles, and straight neck with flaring mouth. On the sides are flowers of the four seasons - lotus, peony, chrysanthemum, and prunus - in famille verte enamels in a composite black ground. On the shoulders, lotus plants; and on the neck, rock and flowering plants and bird. Border of vandyke pattern. Neck restored. Mark of the Chenghua period (1465-1487 AD) in six characters in blue in a square sunk panel, but the vase is of Kangxi date.