Porcelain vase mounted.
Chinese porcelain and ormolu.
This langyao vase is distinguished by its "oxblood" color typical of this precious porcelain produced in China in the 18th century.
The foot, composed of a base with cut sides, is surmounted by a crown encircled by a ribbon, a frieze of openwork posts is inserted in the body of the vase, completed by two ram heads and the lid has a seed-shaped grip.
This vase is exceptional both for the rarity of the porcelain vase and for the finesse of the bronze mounting, which shows a quality of casting and chasing worthy of the great bronze makers of the 18th century.