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FAMILLE VERTE SQUARE-SECTION VASE
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CATALOGUE NUMBER 0343

FAMILLE VERTE SQUARE-SECTION VASE

KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)

DIMENSIONS

Height: 24 inches

 

PROVENANCE
  • Marchant, Ltd., London, 2001

  • Sotheby's London, June 26-28, 2001, lot 106

  • Collection of Honorable Viscount Leverhulme K. G.

  • Thornton Manor, Merseyside

  • Collection of William Hulme Lever, and 2nd viscount Leverhulme and recorded in the 1949 inventory as T034

  • Probably from the Collection of William Lever, 1st viscount Leverhulme

 

CATALOGUE NOTES

A remarkable famille verte four sided faceted and tapering vase, with flaring neck, sloping shoulder and flaring foot rim decorated in high relief on each panel with a Buddhist Deity featuring Shoulao in high relief beneath relief openwork rockwork and prunus branch with bamboo sprays, the second panel with the immortal in high relief holding a peach beside his attendant holding a lotus branch with similar rockwork and peach branch together with a banana plant, the third panel with the immortal holding a bow beside his attendant holding a scroll, the rockwork issuing pine branch beside bamboo, the last panel with the immortal wearing an iron red jacket and holding a scepter beside a boy holding a vase containing a halberd and music stone, the rockwork issuing a fruiting peach branch beside a banana plant.

 

Each panel contains a poem in black enamel with an iron red leaf mark and iron red seal within a double square all beneath cloud green ground, the neck decorated on each panel with a table in high relief supporting shoulder and stylized chrysanthemum amongst foliage on a speckled green ground at the foot. The underside revealing the biscuit body and is playing traces of muslin. With carved silver wire inlayed and weighted wood stand.