Porcelain from the Qing dynasty (Yongzheng period)

This double-gourd vase has a narrow neck and a recessed unglazed base. It is adorned with ruyi patterns and banana leaves. The bulbous sections are decorated with peony flowers and leaves, while the foot ring shows a band of lotus petals.

Subsequent to the steady progress made in the Kangxi period after the early Ming prototypes, potters of the Yongzheng reign were successful in firing well controlled underglaze red designs with tonal variations. The meticulously painted details and gradations of the red color render this vase a success.


  • An underglaze red double-gourd vase with design of interlocking of peonies
  • Made in Jingdezhen (Jiangxi province)
  • Yongzheng period (1723-1735), Qing dynasty
  • Porcelain (Jingdezhen ware)
  • Height: 30.2 cm
  • Shanghai Antique & Curio Communication Center