Heavily potted with a globular (TIANQIUPING/celestial sphere) body surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck which is decorated with four bats below a cloud collar border.
The vase is decorated in vivid enamels of iron-red, green, yellow, rose and blue with a five-clawed dragon and a full colored phoenix (fenghuang) striding in pursuit of the flaming pearl amidst billowing clouds above crashing waves , the base with a six-character Guangxu mark in a iron red.
For a similar vase see: BONHAMS Sydney: Important Asian Art – 22 May 2019 – LOT 55: A PAIR OF FAMILLE-ROSE ‘DRAGON AND PHOENIX’ BOTTLE VASES
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