Carved Porcelain Vase - early 20th c.
Rare Famille Rose porcelain vase depicting Shou, god of longevity, one of the 3 gods of fortune, prosperity and longevity in Chinese culture, and woman and children celebrating his eternity. According to legend, Shou was carried in his mother's womb for ten years before birth, and was already an old man when delivered. He is sometimes conflated with Laozi. Vase is finely painted and carved under the painting and at neck and base. Marked: Qianlong. ...