"Poets in the Garden" Blue and White Phoenix Tail Vase

c. 1900
$1,580 USD
Make an Offer
W: 7.0" D: 7.0" H: 16.0"
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
Estimated Shipping

One of the primary functions of the Chinese garden was to provide a setting for literary gatherings, places where poets and scholars convened with nature and commemorated the affair with poetry. Freely brushed in cobalt blue on white porcelain, this delightful vase depicts a scholar and his attendants in a garden. The artist’s deft hand animates the figures, capturing the sway of the scholar caught in a breeze and the impish grins of the attending boys. The spill of peaches at their feet suggests the bounty of the season and extends a wish of longevity.

Questions? Ask us

What They're Saying

Portrait lovell 74f2b4ff4207d864b37ee21d66fd53aabe5e2344e7542cd3a90088bfec3a5aa2
Suzanne Lovell | Suzanne Lovell, Inc.

“I am particularly fond of PAGODA RED as we have known the family for so long. Betsy is a professional in every way and her intelligent taste comes from a long line of family knowledge in the arts. She and her team are the very best to work with and we find treasures with every visit!”

Receive our weekly email on design &
creating memorable spaces