Large Chinese export porcelain famille rose medallion or rose Mandarin floor vase, second half of the 19th century. Decorated with applied dragons and painted with birds, roosters, and butterflies among flowers.
Height: 24 in x width: 9 1/4 in.
General wear throughout as expected from age and use. There do not appear to be any major restorations when inspected under direct and UV light. There are several large, vertical, hairline cracks. One through the center of a large cartouche and one just to the right of the cartouche. There are minor losses to the paint throughout; minor losses to the gilt throughout. Along the underside there is a series of hairline cracks. There are four chips to the footrim.
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