A Wucai "Figures" Mallet Vase

Qing Dynasty
Height: 45.5cm

Tall mallet vase form sits on an unglazed slight ring foot, spreading lightly to long, elegant walls before constricting to flat, acutely angled shoulders, broad straight neck and plate lip, major motif of a running scene of a gentleman visiting the court of a lady dominated by light greens and finely brushed reds, outer gardens in a delicate and varying group of blue and green shades, shoulder in small reserve panel landscapes, neck with traveling scholar landscape, lip in geometric pattern.