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Gilded Silver Flowering-Crabapple Style Vase with Blue Enamel and Rose Design

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Period: Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Dimensions: Length: 10.5 cm; width: 7.0 cm; height: 45.0 cm; base dimensions: 27.0 × 23.0 × 7.0 cm

This gilded silver vase with blue enamel is fashioned in the flowering-crabapple style (haitang shi) and inlaid with jade and glass. The floral arrangement includes three Chinese roses in quartz, silver leaves, small talcum flowers, and turquoise and dyed ivory buds. Since roses bloom in all four seasons, when combined with a vase (ping, homophonous with the Chinese word for 'peace'), they symbolize 'four seasons of peace' (siji ping’an). The ears of this vase are in Rococo style. This small floral decoration thus embodies Eastern and Western cultural integration.

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