Vase, with stand, porcelain / wood, Qianlong period (Ch'ien-lung period), China, 1735-1799
A porcelain vase with an octagonal cross section, scalloped mouth and foot and a body which swells gradually at the centre. The exterior of the vase is glazed in tangerine and has a hand painted floral design in gold. The vase has two elephant head handles and a hand painted narrative painting on two sides on a white background. One image depicts a water buffalo or ox with a man confronting a women in a garden. The second image features a water buffalo walking through water with a man. The wooden stand has four legs and an octangonal shaped top to mirror the shape of the vase base.
The base of the vase is stamped in red with the Qianlong period (Ch'ien-lung period) mark.