Pair of Petite Famille Rose Longevity Vases

c. 1900
$1,880 USD
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H: 9.0" Dia: 4.0"
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Unusual for the petite size, this pair of vases is a beautiful example of famille rose enamelware, also known as fencai ware, meaning "powdery color." Manufactured in the Qing court’s imperial workshops, this technique of overglazing porcelain with enamel gets its name from the white, opaque enamels used to create color gradients and a soft, pastel effect. Each vase depicts a meeting of Shoulao, the God of Longevity, and Magu, the Goddess of Longevity. With a peach extended in one hand, Shoulao's posture can be interpreted as the idiom "The God of Longevity brings you birthday greetings." Rich with symbols of longevity, these colorful vases are wonderful as birthday gifts for a friend or loved one.

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