Large antique sancai glazed Vase, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century
Unusal chinese vase with “Four Gentlemen” decoration in sancai glaze. The “Four Gentlemen” or “Four Noble Ones” is a collective term referring to four plants: the plum blossom, the orchid, the bamboo, and the chrysanthemum. They represent the four different seasons – the plum blossom for winter, the orchid for spring, the bamboo for summer, and the chrysanthemum for autumn.
Excellent condition: small firing error with hairline at the mouth – further only the typical traces of production and age.
Height: ca. 29 cm