CATALOGUE NUMBER 0089
SMALL BLUE & WHITE ROULEAU VASE
KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)
Height: 8 inches
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1999
A blue and white cabinet-size rouleau-shaped vase, of cylindrical form. The body of the vase is decorated with two large stylized pomegranate-form reserves. One reserve is decorated with two scholars standing on the sloped bank of a river awaiting an arriving ferry boat being steered by a single, standing oarsman. On the left is a large over-arching tree and rockery. The second reserve is decorated with three figures walking down a sloping hillside similar to the one in the other reserve. Two of the figures carry parasols and appear to be leaning in against the wind. A tall over-arching pine tree and rockery border the scene on the left. The neck is decorated with annular bands around its base, at mid-section, at beneath the expanding mouth. The lower section of the necks is decorated with a cloud design, and the narrow border at its base, with a stippled design. Around the foot of the base is another double annular band. The recessed underfoot of the vase is decorated in the center with double rings drawn in underglaze cobalt blue.