This vase rests on a narrow foot and has a slightly tapered body rising to a cylindrical neck and everted mouth rim. The body is painted with a continuous scene of aristocratic or princely figures in a furnished interior. Some of them carry children in their arms and introduce them to the central character. On a table are the “Three Abundances”, namely the peach, fruit of immortality, the fingered citron (or Buddha’s hand), symbol of luck, and the pomegranate, whose many seeds represent a numerous progeny. The shoulder of the vase is decorated with a frieze of butterflies and the neck adorned with the motifs of the “Hundred Antiquities”, a collection of various auspicious objects: a vase, peacock feathers, a coral piece, books, etc.
The decoration is painted with translucent green, red, black, yellow and eggplant enamels enhanced with gold on glaze. Great attention has been paid to the details of the clothing. The base is glazed.
The scene is most likely taken from a novel or play from the classical Chinese repertoire.