A handsome pair of Chinese export porcelain baluster form garniture vases with panels of blue and gilt decoration featuring classical urns, flowers, and butterflies against a finely molded basket weave ground with foo lion covers. Exemplifying the neoclassical influence that was so popular in the late 18th and early 19th century, the spare, elegant decoration popular during the early years of our new republic. Measuring 11 1/2″ tall with a small firing line to the body of one, and minor restoration to covers, otherwise very good condition. Circa 1790s/1800.  $950.00