Very good condition
A beautiful white porcelain vase, full of symbolism, painted in a very realistic way with lychee fruit / lizhi; it looks like you can pick them and if you touch them you also feel the skin of the lychee, by the special technic that is used: with a object the lines are scratched in the still soft enamel.
The lychee was a symbol for love, beauty, well- being and sensuality in ancient China. The syllabes li-zhi (an alternative spelling of lychee) can also mean to produce money and to have an heir (espacially a son). Li means intelligent or clever.
The cicada is also painted very realistic and stands for a long life.
On the other side in very fine calligraphy, the well choosen first two sentences from a poem by Li Shizhong, a poet in the Song Dynasty: Litchi red on both sides of the river, and every household is filled with smoke and rain...
The four-character mark on the bottom read: Jingdezhen Zhi: made in Jingdezhen.
The vase is 19 cm heigh, has a diameter of 12 cm and is in perfect condition.
Will be packed very good and shipped insured with ´track and trace´.
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United States from $60.88
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