15,469 visitors today 184 antiques added today

Pair Of Chinese Cantonese Vases


£55,000 | $73,234 USD | €62,319 EUR
Item Number: SA687638
Date of manufacture: 1850
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Carlton House Antiques
This antique has been viewed 38 times in the past month with the most views from France.


A magnificent pair of Chinese Cantonese vases on elaborately carved and ebonised stands. Late Quing Dynasty (1644-1911) circa 1850.
Most Cantonese porcelain was actually made in Nanking. During the Quing Dynasty, Guangzhou was the only port authorised to trade with European traders. Chinese merchants ordered white glazed porcelain wares from Jungdezhan and arranged for them to be decorated in Guangzhou. Canton is the old English pronounciation of Guangzhou.
The vases of traditional form are decorated with gilt Fo Dog handles above gilt Chilong. The neck and body of the vases profusely decorated with traditional court and other scenes including Oriental figures, within panels surrounded by floral and geometric decoration. Both vases are identical in form and decoration.
The carved tripodal dragon stands are of outstanding qualoty. Three carved winged dragons support each vase beneath a scrolling carved frieze, each dragon resting on an elaborate 5 scroll so as to emphasise graceful movement, raised on hairy paw feet conjoined by a pierced carved platform.
The dragons represent the 4 elements - water, wind, earth and fire - and they are the custodians of the seasons, thus symbolising propriety, wisdom and fertility. 
Total Height:194cm
Vase Height: 92cm
Stand Height: 102cm


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1850.


Height = 194 cm (76.4")
Width = 115 cm (45.3")
Depth = 0 cm (0.0")

Seller Details

Carlton House Antiques
United Kingdom

International Tel:

Purchase now

Carlton House Antiques accept online payments for this antique:

Email seller about this item:

Link to this item