Chinese 18th century blue and white faceted porcelain flask shaped bottle vase made at Jingdezhen during the reign of the Emperor Yongzheng Very unusual decoration and shape with facetted panels and a flared neck. The vase is octagonal with hexagonal panels very rare
The main and larger band of hexagonal panels are painted with a figural narrative scene of possibly a telling of part of The Romance of The Western Chamber. It shows ladies and attendants in a garden and terrace setting with fences and jardinières
Above and below this band are panels of trees representing the seasons, Pine, Bamboo, Prunus, and Tree Peony.
The neck has a band of alternating panels of flowers or jumping boys below a band of bamboo and finally a band of flower heads to the neck rim.
This is a most unusually shape and design and difficult to be certain where the market it was intended for was.
A lovely piece.