Lot 54: VASE WITH FISHES
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Porcelain with enamel colors. China, Qing Dynasty 19th cent.
On bottom red Six Character Mark in seal script Da Qing Daoguang nian zhi 大清 道光 年製 and presumably from this time (1821 - 1850). Lightly slanted, flared foot, carrying a spherical body and pipe-shaped, tall neck. The painting with enamel colors offers a spirited composition with larger, smaller and – according to distance - tiny fishes. In between are light-green underwater plants, enlivened with red autumn leaves which hang from above. But also fish are to be found at the very top, appearing to fly. The interior neck displays turquoise glaze, rim is gilded. Flawless good condition.
HEIGHT 30 CM
From an Irish-Czech private collection