China, Guangxu-period (1875-1908). Porcelain with bright blue glaze. Six-character Guangxu-mark. Min. worn. H. 38,5 cm. - The form is typical for the mentioned period and can be found with different decorations. Among the most famous are examples with butterflies and similar blue-glazed vases with sumptuous gold reserves. They served as special gifts and were also used for representation at the Imperial cout. See: Avitabile, Vom Schatz der Drachen, London 1987, S. 90f.