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Fine Famille Rose Vase decorated with lychee fruit and cicada, with calligraphy to verso - China - mid 20th Century

Lot reference 18979321

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Current bid $58
Next minimum bid $64
Location: Spain
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
Shipping to United States: $60.88

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$58 Bidder 0682
15-07-2018 18:02:33
$34 Bidder 0682
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$3 Bidder 7743
14-07-2018 15:30:26
$2 Bidder 4443
13-07-2018 20:08:32

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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    And the packing is very good and safe.
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    Excellent seller, excellent packaging, brooch better than in the pictures
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    Mariastori March 11, 2018

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