Rare Beautiful Antique Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Qing Dynasty Elephants
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Rare Beautiful Antique Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Qing Dynasty Elephants :
Chinese Qing Dynasty porcelain effigy modeled in the form of a caparisoned standing figure of an elephant shape and double gourd vase atop the blanket with flowing ribbons created handles emerged from the vase shoulder. Decorated with hand painting in cobalt blue over plain white underglazed depicted figures gathering within a garden landscape, while the gourd vase adorned with same style painting of a figure climb on a mountainous landscape. the Elephant Effigy referred as Taiping Youxiang, When there is peace, there are signs.
Dimensions: 10-7/8" H x 10" W (Each)
Mark on base, Six gilt seal script Characters, QianLong Reign Period of Great Qing. The elephant is sometimes shown carrying a "treasure" vase (bao ping) on its back. Since the word "vase" (ping) has the same pronunciation as the word for "peace" (Ping'an), the implied meaning is "may you have 'good luck' (elephant) and 'peace' (vase)".