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Pair of Chinese Cizhou Glazed Double Gourd Vases

Ca: 17th/ early 18th century


Of fine form. One decorated with flowers; the other with a tiger on the lower lobe, and with poem on the reverse reading:


The rose-colored clouds linger in the sky.
The wine makes us bold like the heroes of old. And the plain green tea restores our gentlemanly composure.
Height: 12 ¾ inches (32.4 cm.)
Ex: French Collection

A similar example of the floral example is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London


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