Tall Chinese hexagonal vase with relief decoration “100 Antiquities” – SOLD

DSCN6216DSCN6217DSCN6218DSCN6220 DSCN6219DSCN6221DSCN6222Made in Macau in the style of the Qing Dynasty.  Owned by one family in New York for over 40 years.  Tall six-sided body with polychrome painting and partly with relief decoration.  Made in Macau export hexagonal  vase decorated in brightly colored enamels resembling the “hundred antiquities” pattern in high relief set against alternating pink, green, and blue grounds.  Each of the six sides features two to three moulded relief precious objects, including archaic bronzes, scholar’s items, vases with flowers, antiquities, and auspicious objects.

Although we believe this is a base, it conceivably could be a jar.  The base bears a square four-character apocryphal red Qianlong seal mark.  This would date the piece  from the late Qing dynasty to the early Republic period (circa 1900 – 1920).  We can not verify this, but we did learn that this style of decoration appeared on pieces from Macau from 1910 to the 1950s.  Stands 12” high  and is 9″ wide.  Very good overall condition with no chips or cracks.  This piece is heavy.  Sold as is, where is, no refunds. no partial refunds.  This is a great piece.


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