A FINE AND RARE UNDERGLAZE-BLUE POLYCHROME ENAMEL 'PHOENIX' VASE, FANGHU. QIANLONG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD. Of rectangular section, the pear-shaped body rising from a spreading foot to a waisted neck, flanked by a pair of elephant handles. Intricately enamelled to the front and back with a pair of phoenix descending in flight, the sides similarly decorated, the foot skirted with a pendent stiff leaf band, inscribed to the base with a six-character seal mark. 15.4cm., 6 1/8 in.