The form of the vase is a bulbous round base rising to a narrow neck at the top. Many large peaches grow from dark stems of peach branches with new blossoms.There are colorful flowers among the peach tree branches. Graceful orange bats fly around the branches and peaches. The ground is white porcelain and the vase is decorated in colors of peach, pink, rose, green, teal brown, black, yellow and orange. The vase is a substantial size at 13 3/4 high and weighing 5.37 pounds. The vase is unmarked but I would date it to the late Qing period or early 20th century.
Peaches and bats often appear together in Chinese art. The peaches symbolize longevity and are one of the "three abundances" in Chinese art. The bats sumbolize good fortune and happiness.This peaches & bats design is highly prized by collectors of Chinese art and antiques. The stand is collectible on its own! The heavy round wood stand has open work all around and stands on four carved feet. The bottom has an incised mark of "CHINA" in the wood and what I believe is a Chinese character painted in the center. The stand is very high quality and displays the vase beautifully. The vintage stand is in very good condition with expected wear. There are surface scratches and marks. There are two small holes in the bottoms of the wood feet that were apparently part of the construction process. There is a lovely dark patina on the stand which reflects age. There are no chips, cracks, missing pieces, repairs or damage to the wood stand. The vase is in excellent antique condition with expected wear. There are characteristics common in old Chinese porcelain that occured during the making. This includes a glaze pop, small pitting and a shallow firing crack on the base. There could be surface scratches. I could not find any chips, cracks, hairlines, repairs or damage to the vase. Peach & Bat Porcelain Vase. Width across at widest point: 8 3/4. This superb large antique Chinese bat & peach porcelain vase is a form and design highly prized by collectors. The beautiful vase & stand would make a significant addition to a collection of fine Chinese arts and antiques. Please note: We make every effort to accurately describe all items offered for sale. We encourage you to use your own judgment and expert advice for dating and valuing items. Examine the photos as they as part of the description.
We cannot make any guarantees as to the actual age of any items offered for sale, as opinions are known to vary from one expert to another. I do not charge for packing materials. Please examine the photos to assess the condition for yourself. Other items shown in the photos are for display purposes only.The item "Fine Large Qing Chinese Peaches & Bats Bulbous White Porcelain Vase Fine Stand" is in sale since Thursday, March 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases". The seller is "wilderness03" and is located in Deerfield, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.