A mirror black glazed porcelain rouleau vase with gilt painted decoration 19th Century

The shiny black ground on the exterior walls thinning to dark brown near the cupped rim and painted in gilt with decorative bands above and below auspicious phoenix and cranes standing amid flowering plants and garden rock beneath leafy tree branches (wear to gilt). 16 1/2in (42cm) high - Estimate: $1,000 - 1,500

Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.cvom (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)