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Unusual Pair of Large Chinese Export Canton Famille Rose 1000 Butterfly Vases



An unusual pair of large Chinese export canton famille rose thousand butterfly porcelain vases. The vase has a very unusual shape and was most probably made by specific order. The entirety of the vase is painted with a 24-karat gold background, then beautifully hand-painted over the gold with magnificent greens, pinks, reds, and other gorgeous poly-chrome enamel colors schemes. The vase is decorated with panels depicting a royal court scene in a marvelous palace garden, which includes the Emperor seated on his Imperial throne observing his royal servants and other court officials. Adjacent is another panel which depicts the Emperor seated in a tranquil outdoor space determining new laws and orders for his kingdom with his royal servants and courts men. Between the panels, the vase is decorated with one thousand majestic butterflies, insects, birds, horses, and beautifully decorated flowers all hand-painted. Vases having two foo dog mask handles, exquisitely hand-crafted and modeled painted in 24-karat gold which symbolize Power and Good Fortune. The form and shape of these vases is very unusual and rare. Made in Canton in the first half of the 1800s, Qing dynasty.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 36.5 in. (92.71 cm)Width: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Depth: 15 in. (38.1 cm)
  • Style
    Chinese Export (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: 1502259195261

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    Ships From: New York, NY
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