Subject:Re: Help identifying double happiness vase
Posted By: Bill H Sat, Jul 08, 2017
In my opinion, this probably is a late 19th or early 20th century example of a Chinese vase in the "Sweetpea Scroll" motif with double happiness characters. The Sweetpea Scroll is found on a large variety of Chinese export ceramics that fall into the category of "Kitchen Qing" and were sold widely to Overseas Chinese markets in Southeast Asia from the early 19th century onward.
Also in my subjective opinion, the pieces without the Double Happiness characters seem to be older and slightly better in their painting. Herewith is a photo of an early to mid-19th century example of a "Kamcheng" pot, as it is called in "Nonya" markets (Straits Chinese Communities) in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. This is one of several I purchased in the 1980's from a peddler in Burma, which country's border extends south to within a few hundred miles of Malaysia.