A wucai baluster vase and cover. Shunzhi

Painted with qilins amongst blossoming peony scrolls and leafy trellises, the shoulder with a band of lotus scroll below borders of cloud scrolls and stiff lotus lappets, the domed cover similarly decorated with peonies and surmounted by a bud finial.  39.6cm (15½in) high. (2). Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000

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