Glazed porcelain cylindrical vase with an everted rim, painted with a design of a bird perched on a flowering branch set within two decorative bands, one of a pair, marked on the base with the Kangxi reign mark (1662-1722), thought to be made in China c.1880.
Glazed porcelain vase of cylindrical form, with a everted rim. The base and the top of the vase are painted overglaze with enamels. The design consists of a decorative band of flowers and leaves, the leaves in a trellis-like pattern. The central design, covering the body of the vase, shows a bird standing on a polychrome flowering branch, possibly of plum blossoms, with a flying insect on the reverse. The vase has been enamelled in green, pink and brown on a white porcelain ground. There are several chips to the rim of the vase, and some dirt marks to the edges. A Kangxi reign mark, consisting of four Chinese characters, is painted in blue on the base of the vase.