This mid-19th-century Chinese porcelain flower vase was hand painted in shades of cobalt blue on white ground. Made in the Xianfeng Era ( 1850-1861), the vase shows an allover pattern of peonies and leaves that originated in the Kangxi Era.
The vase is exquisite, with subtle curves, refined proportions, and a beautiful peony pattern!
The underside has faux marks indicating that the vase was made in the Kangxi Era (1661 to 1722). Faux marks on Chinese porcelain have been quite common for centuries. Each generation justified these marks as a way to honor their ancestors.