Vintage Chinese Blue + White Large Vases, a Pair
Design Plus Gallery presents a Pair of Antique Chinese Vases, artist unknown. Classic white porcelain vases, in large scale, are handpainted in Chinese Blue. The five pairs of birds on this vase stand for the basic relationships (wulun 五倫) in premodern Chinese society. Phoenixes near magnolia trees symbolize the relationship between ruler and official. Mandarin ducks swimming by lotuses in the pond signal husband and wife. and orioles in flight evoke friendship. Chop marks on bottom of vase. Little evidence of wear; overall good condition.