A very fine Chinese export porcelain gu-form vase of hexagonal, molded shape with a shaped flaring rim, decorated in underglaze blue, the neck with four panels of flowers representing the four seasons; peony, chrysanthemum, lotus and prunus. The bulbous mid-section with reserves of peony against a latticework ground and the flaring base, also with peonies, rising from a band of lotus petals. A great form and a great presence at 12″ tall, with the usual restorations to one corner of the base and along the shaped rim, otherwise in good condition for a piece of such age. Kangxi period, circa 1690.