Iron-red Qing Guangxu seal mark with Po Zhang (potter’s name) and dated 1877…
A very rare pair of large vases on a blue ground with decorative hand-painted panels on the front and back, salamanders in modelled relief on the neck and food dog modelled relief handles. On the base of each vase is the seal mark in iron-red of the Guangxu period, potter’s name (Po Zhang) and date 1877.
The two main panels on each vase depict two various Chinese court scenes with dignitaries, children, trees, verandas and other decorations. All in exquisite hand-painted detail. The blue ground background and the border have various depictions of flowers and floral baskets. The rim of each vase has a scalloped form with a slight gilt.
The Guangxu Emperor (14 August 1871 – 14 November 1908), personal name Zaitian, was the tenth Emperor of the Qing dynasty, and the ninth Qing emperor to rule over China proper. His reign lasted from 1875 to 1908.
Guangxu Vases Size:
38cm H (each vase)