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Large pair of Chinese Rose Canton porcelain palace vases with elephant handles

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Monumental and rare pair of Chinese Rose Canton hand painted porcelain palace vases, of baluster form with trumpet shaped rims with elephant heads handles. The bodies decorated with panels depicting exotic birds, trees and flowers in landscape, on gold ground decorated with flowers and foliate. On rosewood stands.

Height: 83"
Diameter: 26"

Canton porcelain is a term given to Chinese ceramics produced for export to Europe from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Canton porcelain was made at Jingdezhen where it was glazed and fired. It was then decorated in enamels at Canton (Guangzhou) in southern China prior to being exported by sea.