CATALOGUE NUMBER 0125
BLUE & WHITE HEXAGONAL VASE
KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)
Diameter: 16 inches
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 2000
Fine blue and white octogonal baluster vase, of fine form with short, straight neck, broad shoulder and tapering body ending in a rounded expanding pedestal foot. Decorated along the sides with alternating panels of scholars engaged in the "Four Attributes of a Gentleman" (including: painting, music, strategy, and writing) and genre scenes of laborers engaged in agriculture and fishing. The neck is decorated along each side with a rectangular reserve of a representative figure from the scene illustrated on the panel below along the body. All of the reserves have narrow chevron borders. All finely painted in underglaze cobalt blue of varying hues, against a luminous white ground. The underfoot is left unglazed.