A 19th Century Square Calligraphy Vase by Fang Jia Zhen Vase
Fang Jia Zhen 方家珍 an imperial kiln painter.
Fang Jia Zhen paints the Tai Shi Shao Lion with delicacy.
calligraphy to two sides and beauty and lion on other sides.
Characters of the text: 敏行讷言，臻慥慥，九思三畏，越贤关仿云林山人笔
Pinyin: Min Xing Na Yan, Zhen Zao Zao, Jiu Si Sai Wei, Yue Xian Guan Fang Yun Lin Shan Ren Bi.
Translation: Action more and speak less, being honest, Nine Consideration and Three Fears, Yue Xian Guan imitates the style of Man of Mountain Yun Lin.
Characters:春风杖团扇，蕉绿上窗纱。 时戊戌秋月 方家珍作
Pinyin: Chun Feng Zhang Tuan Shan, Jiao Lv Shang Chuang Sha. Shi Wu Xu Qiu Yue Fang Jiazhen Zuo
Translation: The spring breeze is swaying the round fan, the plantain is so fruitful that can be seen by the window. Autumn in the year of Wu Xu Done by Fang Jiazhen
Characters of the seal: 大清同治年制
Pinyin: Da Qing Tong Zhi Nian Zhi
Translation: Made at the year of Tong Zhi in Qing Dynasty
Period: Qing dynasty dated 1898
Provenance: East Memphis Estate 4 of 4 vases
condition: antique 3 of four top corner edges with small chips, loss of enamel (primarily to the beauty figure) and glaze cracks to surfaces.