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FAMILLE VERTE BALUSTER VASE

DESCRIPTION BELOW

CATALOGUE NUMBER 0139

FAMILLE VERTE BALUSTER VASE

KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)

DIMENSIONS

Height: 17 ¾ inches

 

PROVENANCE
  • Marchant, Ltd., London, 1998

  • Collection of General Brayton Ives and Wilson P. Fogg, New York

 

LITERATURE

Frank Partridge, A Collection of Old Chinese Porcelain, 1933, no. 43, illus.

S. Marchant & Son, Two Hundred Years of Chinese Porcelain, 1522- 1722, London, 1998, no. 51, illus.

 
CATALOGUE NOTES

A famille verte baluster vase painted on the body with 18 interlocking petal-shaped panels in three horizontal bands, each enclosing mythical beasts, birds, deer, tigers, and leopards in landscapes or floral scenes, all below a narrow band of floral lozenge diaper enriched with three panels of deer, tigers, and squirrels, the horizontally ribbed neck with three panels enclosing a bird flying above two hares, butterflies above flowering asters, and a standing two-horned kylin beneath a flowering tree. Background: The remarkable quality of the painting, the generous use of gold for the detail and subject matter full of symbolic meaning suggest that this piece was destined for a Chinese person of wealth.