Porcelain Vase, China, dated the 35th year of the republic of China (1946), Hu shaped, textured black ground with carved and molded clouds, double fish Wan characters, ju-i and acanthus leaves in gilt, two central reserves of landscapes in famille rose enamels, (loss), ht. 12 1/2 in.
Provenance: Chiang Kai-Shek to Admiral M. Pride in 1955. Accompanying note reads: This vase was presented to us by Madame Chiang Kai Shek on December 14th, 1955, the day before we left Taipei to come back to the United States after Mels' duty as Commander Seventh Fleet (December 1, 1953, to December 20, 1955). It was made in the Kiang Shi porcelain works in China to commemorate Chiang Kai Shek's 60th birthday in 1946, just before they had to leave China for Taiwan. There is not another like it.
Frits to the foot rim; ring missing from one handle; enamels in good condition.