Height of taller: 12 1/4 inches, 31.2 cm. Highly collectible and desirable fine Chinese ceramics given its rarity. The bright and finely enameled doomed base encircled by a row of lappets rising to a chevron-painted narrow rectangular stem flanked by openwork curled leaves atop a domed embellished base of a five-tiered lotus enclosing a recessed lotus pod base with lotus sprigs above borders of ruyi-heads, pendent lotus lappets and key-fret, the tops of each fitted with a detachable emblem enclosed with a medallion to depict two of the bajixiang symbols, finely detailed and gilt, the underside of the lotus flowerhead and base turquoise enameled, the two emblems being the "dharmachakra" or the Prayer Wheel /Wheel of Law or "falun, " and the Endless Knot or "zhang, " emblematic of love and the ultimate union of wisdom and compassion in enlightenment. Each enclosed within a turquoise ground medallion with foliate scroll, the base glazed turquoise, six-character seal mark of the reign in iron-red and of the period. About the bajixiang or emblem symbology: The Prayer Wheel or the Wheel of Law, "falun, " symbolizes the inexorable expansion of The Buddha's teaching.
The Endless Knot, "zhang, " signifies eternity. The Endless Knot, combined with the Prayer Wheel, are symbols of love and the unity of everything.
They are symbols of dignity and high rank and the vase connotes not only its function as. For relics but also perpetual harmony and the triumph of birth over death. The two would have been placed on an altar to serve as sacred reminders.The item "PAIR IMPERIAL Famille Rose Emblem Altar Ornament QIANLONG Seal RARE QING DYNASTY" is in sale since Thursday, June 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues". The seller is "desertangel-usa" and is located in Indio, California. This item can be shipped to United States.