Pair of Squared Fantail Vases with Egrets Beneath Lotus

Mid-20th Century
$2,680 USD
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W: 7.25" D: 6.0" H: 16.5"
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Defined by angular shoulders and a flared lip, this pair of tall porcelain vases offer a charming variation of the classic Chinese phoenix-tail vase form. Each vase is patterned with beautifully scripted poetry and enameled scenes of two egrets beneath a flowering lotus plant. This motif is a visual pun for the idiom "may you pass your exams every way" and offers a blessing of success to the young scholar-in-training. A milky white glaze surrounds the colorful scene and two faux-handles sit just below the shoulder, shaped like auspicious fu dog guardians.

From the collection of Frances and Gary Comer.

Additional Dimensions:
Opening: 3" x 3"

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