A rare and unusual 18th Century Gu form copper vase decorated with flower scrolls in bright famille rose enamels against a blue ground. The central copper section is engraved with three archaic style Taotie masks. This item was made in China during the reign of the Qianlong emperor (1736-1795).
Condition - excellent - there are some stress marks to the white enamel inside the rim but, unusually no damages and losses and no restoration.
23.5cm (9.25inches)high .