A rare Chinese porcelain baluster shape vase painted in grisaille and iron-red with on the central bulge with five elderly gentlemen examining a scroll (one holding a staff probably Shoulao with attendant carrying a basket), the flared neck with a standing bearded man holding a staff with two boys looking at a jardiniere of scrolls discussing with another gentleman, the reverse with vase of lotus on a table with garden seat and jar on the floor, the base unglazed.

17 ¼ inches high.

Yongzheng, 1723-1735.



Provenance & Additional Information

  • For a brush pot painted in grisaille dating from the Yongzheng period, see Selected Ceramics from the collection of Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Hu, published by the Shanghai Museum 1989, no. 50, pp. 84/85.