May 20, 2022 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Two Chinese Republic Period Enameled Porcelain Jars

early 20th century, each with bold design of deer, bats, and goldfish amid colorful flora and inscription on the reverse, 13 in. and 13-1/4 in.

Note: The beauty of nature has been celebrated in Chinese and Japanese culture throughout the ages, finding its expression in literature, music, Daoist and Buddhist beliefs, and the arts. From flowers and dragons to animals and water — nature has played an important role in Asian art from the earliest dynastic periods. In this pair of examples, associated with good fortune, career advancement and the mythological ‘Immortals’, deer have always been a popular subject, bringing the promise of a high position, respect and wealth, landscapes were reflections of the soul and mind of the artist.  Connection with nature is vital to man's personal growth and well-being.

Provenance:Private Collection, Colorado


surface dirt and accretion, some kiln debris to bases, scattered pinholes

Starting Price: $250
Estimate: $500 - $700
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