14" H BY 9" W and 5 1/4" Base - 8 LBS - Clay Produced during the QIAA Emperor. Purchased at an estate sale in the early 1980's in San Francisco for $500..Maker - Great Qing Qialong Period 1711 - 1799. Excellent condition with no hairlines, cracks, chips, etc.
Purchased at a Chinese estate sale in the early 80's in San Francisco for $500 which was great for a museum piece of great craftsmanship.
This is an elaborately painted famille rose porcelain vessel with the seal of the emperor Qianlong. There are scenes of figures playing music, and butterfly and flower motifs throughout. The two side handles and knob are gilt.
Qianlong vessels are valuable. Prices vary, so I recommend working with a high-end auction house if possible, for the best results. The Fair Market Value of this piece is between $5000 and $7000.
My estimate is contingent on authenticity, as reign seals are sometimes apocryphal.