Large Quadrangular Vase, Fanghu Shape

 

China, around 1900.

Measurements: 55.5 cm

Condition: Small chips

Large quadrangular vase, fanghu shape, in green enamelled porcelain in imitation of bronze, with decoration in slight relief, the belly decorated with a dragon on each main face, alternating with a phoenix on the short sides, the neck decorated with shou character (longevity) stylized and enhanced with elephant heads forming the handles, friezes of lotus petals, stylized cicadas and ruyi heads punctuating the whole. Apocryphal Yongzheng signet mark on the base.

 

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