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c1890 Chinese Antique 9 Peach Vase with Yongzheng Marks
  • c1890 Chinese Antique 9 Peach Vase with Yongzheng Marks
  • c1890 Chinese Antique 9 Peach Vase with Yongzheng Marks
  • c1890 Chinese Antique 9 Peach Vase with Yongzheng Marks
  • c1890 Chinese Antique 9 Peach Vase with Yongzheng Marks
  • c1890 Chinese Antique 9 Peach Vase with Yongzheng Marks
  • c1890 Chinese Antique 9 Peach Vase with Yongzheng Marks
  • c1890 Chinese Antique 9 Peach Vase with Yongzheng Marks
  • c1890 Chinese Antique 9 Peach Vase with Yongzheng Marks
  • c1890 Chinese Antique 9 Peach Vase with Yongzheng Marks

c1890 Chinese Antique 9 Peach Vase with Yongzheng Marks

Price:

£700.00


Product Description

An impressive late 19th century Chinese large bottle vase, decorated with 9 peaches on branches, together with stylised blossoms and buds.

The peaches are coloured in a salmon pink, which contrasts with the powder blue background and brown and green branches. There are also 5 bats flying amongst the branches. The base is decorated with a peach attached to a garland. Inside the peach are the marks for the Yongzheng reign (1723-1735). The piece is most likely from around the 1890s, but historically, the Chinese will put earlier marks as a form of respect to former artists.

Despite its lesser age the excellent quality and large size would have made it very suitable for display in a mansion, and this vase was purchased from a sale at Castle Hill Manor House, in North Devon. The design of peach buds, blossoms, leaves and fruits appears naturalistic, but that configuration would never appear in nature. Rather, it is a sort of rebus, as is common in Chinese decorations. Peaches symbolize immortality (thanks to the goddess Xiwangmu and her peach tree that only bore fruit every three millennia) and ‘nine’ and ‘a long time’ are homophones, so this design represents longevity and timelessness. The same applies to ‘bats’ and ‘good fortune’.

Size: 36.5 x 50 cm (14 3/8 x 19 ¾ inches)
Weight: 11.7kg

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