A Wucai "Bird and Flower" Mallet Vase

Qing Dynasty
Height: 42.8cm

Tall and elegant form with rounded shoulders, straight neck and plate lip, major motif of two reserved panel bird and flower scenes, blossoms and birds in bursting, bright and full range of colors, flanked by small medallions of bamboo and chrysanthemum or grapes with squirrels and on a background of red classic scrolling lotuses, shoulder with butterfly medallions, neck with continuous scholarly ink bamboo band.