VERY RARE SIGNED CHINESE QIANLONG FAMILLE ROSE RUBY ENAMEL GU VASE
very fine and rare Chinese famille rose gu alter porcelain vase.
This vase is a beautiful example that is finely hand painted with a unique famille rose, yellow enamel, and ruby-ground decor. The enamel colors are vibrant and strong. The vase has a Qianlong mark as seen and is definitely a good and legitimate antique example. I personally see no reason why the vase could not be a Qianlong mark & period example. However, to be perfectly safe for the auction I am going to sell the vase as 18th to 19th century and let you ultimately decide for yourself.
The vase has an old staple repair to the mid-section that could be restored if one desired, and is in a location that is not very noticeable. This type of repair was more commonly done in the 19th century also giving the vase even further merit that is may be of the period.
The vase displays beautifully measuring 10 1/2 inches tall, by 6 5/8 inches wide at the top rim.