"Thousand Flowers" gilt multi-color vase

Dec 28, 2020. 11:44 UTC
"Thousand Flowers" gilt multi-color vase
United States of America

Acquired from
Auction House

For sale

The vase is ceramic or porcelain and it is 24 inches tall. It is covered in a profusion of blooms in bright colors on a gilt background.




Answered within about 6 hours
Dec 28, 17:42 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$400 - $600 USD

Insurance Value

$0 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Rhonda,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A vintage Chinese export "Thousand Flowers" polychrome glazed and parcel gilt "Bangchuiping" or roleau vase
Made in China, circa 1920-30
With elongated neck and cylindrical tapering body with vivid foliate decoration overall, the underside marked MADE IN CHINA with characters.
24 inches high
PROVENANCE: acquired at auction
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Rhonda guess Dec 28, 22:41 UTC

Hi Delia:
Thank you for the quick work. Please take a look at this vase and tell me how they are different, aside from 20 years. I know the site is overpriced. But they have the most beautiful objects.
I am also wondering if you are the appraiser working on my celadon pomegranate vase. I submitted it a week or so ago and no answer yet. I thought maybe only European objects were the house specialty, but I see you know everything about the two vases. What would you say is the house specialty or areas of concentration? Thank you for your assistance. :)

Delia Dec 29, 13:44 UTC

Good morning Rhonda,
I see that the celadon pomegranate vase has been valued - looks like another appraiser did it- if you still dont see the value on it please let me know.
There are certainly similarities between your vase and the one on 1stDibs (see my reasoning on the lamp in the other inquiry you sent me a link to) - your vase was made for export whereas the vase on 1stDibs was made for the Chinese market (the finer pieces would have been kept in China whereas pieces of inferior quality would have been sold abroad where collectors at the time would not have known the difference. Does that make sense?

Rhonda guess Dec 30, 00:54 UTC

Hello Delia:
That makes perfect sense. I completely understand the difference and can even see it a bit with my untrained eyes. Thanks for the enlightenment.

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