Welcome to Antiques & Moore! This listing is for a stunning antique Chinese blue and white globular shaped 12 1/2 tall vase, c. The central design features a large five-toed dragon chasing a “flaming” pearl. Design encompasses the entire body of the vase and the under glaze blue has an attractive inky cobalt coloration, applied in a darker and lighter wash to create two distinct tones of color. The background color has a pale celadon tone rather than being true white. The neck is banded with a 1 3/4 wave design with a blue line encircling above and below. The dragon’s long body is decorated with hundreds of individual scales with intricate details in the enameling. Around the bottom of the vase is a beautiful stylistic foaming seascape floor. Measures 12 1/2″ high with a top diameter of 2 1/2″, maximum width of about 8 1/2″ with the base measuring 4 3/4″ in diameter. The vase has a globular shape formed with a long neck with shoulder area sloping gradually to a bulbous shaped body supported by a flat foot rim. This fabulous vase has a raised unglazed bottom rim with glazed recessed base marked with a six calligraphy mark. We are unfamiliar with the mark, however, it is clearly applied in under glaze blue enamel and we believe the vase dates to the 1850 period. The vase is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. We find no flaws at all on this stunning vase. We are not experts in Asian antiques so we can not authenticate the date of this vase for certainty, however, we do believe it to be mid-19th Century. We at Antiques & Moore have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item “19th C. CHINESE BLUE & WHITE 12.5 SIGNED DRAGON VASE with FLAMING PEARLS, c. 1850″ is in sale since Monday, August 29, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases”. The seller is “antiquesandmooresales” and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Color: Blue & White
- Type: Jardiniere
- Primary Material: Porcelain & Pottery
- Age: 1850-1899
- Region of Origin: China
- Original/Reproduction: Original