A Fine Rare Flambe Vase Decorated With Scrolls And Chrysanthemums

A very rare flambe vase covered with a crackled streaked red glaze thinning to a mushroom tone to the neck and the shoulder. Finely painted in red and green with scrolls and Chrysanthemums.

(juhua 菊花 ) The chrysanthemum is a symbol of autumn and the flower of the ninth moon. It is a symbol of longevity because of its health – giving properties. During the Han dynasty (206 BC – AD 2 20 ), people drank chrysanthemum wine on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month in order to prolong their lives. Nowadays, the Chinese continue to drink chrysanthemum petal tea for its health giving qualities.

Age: 18thc – Most Likely Qianlong

Size: Approx 23 cm High

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