A pair of famille rose baluster jars and covers

Yongzheng period, 1723-1735 AD, China

Height: 81.3 cm, 32 inches

Each jar and cover is vibrantly enamelled with leaf-shaped, scroll, and peach-form panels enclosing figures in various interior and exterior scenes. These panels are surrounded by dense lotus and peony blossoms enlivened with yellow, lime-green, acqua, and periwinkle. There is a lappet border in matching palette below, and a blue-ground florette border around the upper shoulders and the rims of the high domed covers. Conical knops surmount the covers, and these are decorated with Buddhist emblems.

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