The two hexagonal vases have a motif that include the phoenix and the dragon. They measure 15.5 inches high by 6.5 inches wide. The condition of the two vases which came from an antique store is good. There is an embossed mark on the bottom of one vase that is in the shape of a "B" and the other seems to have an "S" with a V03 or some other form of mark that is imprinted into the porcelain. The condition of the vases is very good. The white portion of the porcelain appears creamy or yellowish in some of the photos, but they are white and blue, no yellow.
The vases are from a Southern California estate.
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I've not found this mark on any Chinese export works and as they a have a Delft-like quality, these look like European imitations of Chinese works, late 18th/early 19th Century
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A Pair of Continental Chinese style blue and white hexagonal porcelain urns
In the manner of Delft, late 18th/early 19th Century
Of vasiform silhouette and hexagonal section, the white body decorated allover with phoenix, dragons, birds and flowers, the underside impressed, one with a "B," the other with an "S" and VO3.
each 15 1/2 inches high, 6 1/2 inches greatest diameter
PROVENANCE: acquired from a Southern California estate
$1500-2500 for the pair*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.