Pair (2) Chinese yellow ground Dayazhai style vases, bottle form, with grisaille peony decoration to body; grisaille foliate vines and bat motif to neck; turquoise glazed interior and accent bands; and blue fret design to foot. Marked in iron red with oval panel flanked by two qilong encompassing seal mark "Tiandi yiji chun" (Spingtime in Heaven and Earth, One Family) and hall mark reading "Daya Zhai" (The Studio of the Greater Odes) to shoulder. Stamped in iron red with four character mark "Yongqing Changchun" (Eternal Prosperity and Enduring Spring) to teal-glazed underside. 13" H x approx. 9 1/2" dia. Likely Republic Period, 20th Century. Note: porcelain marked with the characters Dayazhai (of which this example is a later reproduction) was made for the personal use of the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908). This particular design with grisaille flowers and insects upon a yellow ground and the inscriptions were associated with the 60th birthday of Cixi in 1894.
Private Williamson County, Tennessee collection.
Both items in overall very good condition with minor scattered craquelure and minute scattered areas of wear to glaze. One with scattered minute areas of loss to glaze, largest measuring 1/4" x 1/8".