An extremely rare miniature falangcai 'boys' double-gourd vase Blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong | 清乾隆 琺瑯彩庭園嬰戲圖綬帶耳葫蘆扁瓶 《乾隆年製》藍料款
An extremely rare miniature falangcai 'boys' double-gourd vase
Blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong
清乾隆 琺瑯彩庭園嬰戲圖綬帶耳葫蘆扁瓶 《乾隆年製》藍料款
The vase is in excellent condition except for a faint glaze line along one handle's joint to the neck, possibly as a result of firing.
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An English private collection, West Yorkshire, formed in the 1970s and 1980s, by repute.