AUTHENTIC ANTIQUE CHINESE MARKED Qianlong 1736-95 DRAGON PEAR SHAPE BOTTLE VASE. ASIAN WORK OF ART, COLLECTIBLE AND GENERAL. We are Arts Antiques Collectible UK LTD. We have been dealing in arts antiques and Connectable for the past 4 years. We have expertise in Asian Arts, British Arts, bank notes, stamps and coins. We will be listing some interesting arts and antiques for starting from ninety nine pence.. A VERY BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE CHINESE PEAR SHAPE VASE. Greek key band above phoenix and dragon chasing the golden pearl over a green sea and a Qianlong Mark to the base 23 cm H. The Yongzheng emperor nominated his fourth son, Hongli , meaning âGreat Successorâ, as his heir and he ruled from 1736 to 1796 as the Qianlong or â eminent sovereign â emperor. He had been a great favorite of his grandfather, the Kangxi emperor, with whom he would go hunting as a boy. Some say that the Kangxi emperor chose Yongzheng as his successor so that he would eventually be succeeded by his grandson, although that would seem a rather risky prospect, as the Yongzheng emperor had ten sons (though only four survived into adulthood). When Qianlong was on the throne China was flourishing, but as he left the throne it was beginning to decline. The long reign of the Qianlong emperor (who retired in 1796, three years before his death) may be considered the height of the Qing. Though his Ten Great Campaigns were not all as successful as he claimed, he brought much of Central Asia under Qing rule, vastly increasing the size of his empire. The costs of his campaigns were met by an increase in cultivated land, with new crops, such as maize and peanuts, being grown and with firm controls on revenue collection. Well versed in Chinese culture, the Qianlong emperor is supposed to have written essays and as many as 42,000 poems. He developed the imperial collection, commissioning paintings and artefacts from Chinese and foreign artists, as well as collecting ancient Chinese objects and ordering the cataloguing of palace paintings and calligraphy. Like his grandfather Kangxi, the Qianlong emperor made five great tours of inspection of southern China, reversing the tradition of the Ming emperors who only left the Forbidden City to visit the imperial altars but did not venture outside Peking. His daily routine was described in detail by the Jesuit priest Fr Benoist. He rose at six, ate alone at eight (his meal taking about 15 minutes) and then read reports and memorials, discussing them with his ministers. He held an audience for newly appointed officials and had another brief solitary meal at two. Then he would read, write verse or paint and perhaps take some’light refreshment’ before bed. Unlike the Chinese, the Qianlong emperor took milk in his tea, with special herds of dairy cows providing the Manchu imperial family with milk. A menu for one of his meals in 1754 included a dish of fat chicken, boiled duck and bean curd, swallowsâ nests and shredded smoked duck, smoked chicken, shredded stewed chicken, Chinese cabbage, salted duck and pork, bamboo-shoot steamed dumplings, rice cakes with honey and side dishes of pickled aubergine, pickled cabbage and cucumbers in soy sauce. In the 60th year of his reign (1796), the Qianlong Emperor enthroned his son and became overlord for four years. In the 4th year of the Jiaqing reign (1799) the Qianlong Emperor died at age 89. During this period the archaic zhuanshu seal mark is by far the most common, largely ousting the regular kaishu script. It is thought that the few genuine kaishu marks dates to the two first years of the reign before the official seal mark of the Qianlong period becomes standardized by an official decree. Seal marks are often written in iron-red but under glaze blue or gilt can occur as well as incised, stamped or molded in relief. On a small group of porcelain genuine marks in raised blue enamel can appear. Seal marks from the period can also be written in a cartouche or with the seal broken up, and on the base of stem-cups written in a horizontal row from right to left. On later Qianlong copies the seal mark in red enamel is something of a favorite. If for any reason you are not completely happy with with your items, or our service, please give us the opportunity put things right and ensure your complete satisfaction by making contact before leaving feedback. All items are sent by tracked postal services. Please state the reason for your return. Any questions please message us and we will do our best to answer them. Up to three items where practical and economical for you. All payments must be completed within 10 days of the first win. We describe our items as accurately as possible and in many cases seek independent professional opinion for confirmation of age and value. However, due to the nature of vintage and antique items, listing descriptions are a s. Auctiva Free Image Hosting. Show off your items with Auctiva’s Listing Templates. The item “AUTHENTIC ANTIQUE CHINESE MARKED Qianlong 1736-95 DRAGON PEAR SHAPE BOTTLE VASE” is in sale since Tuesday, December 20, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Vases”. The seller is “adarsh_uk” and is located in LONDON. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Chinese
- Product: Vases
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: Porcelain/ Pottery
- Original/Repro: Original