CATALOGUE NUMBER 0343
FAMILLE VERTE SQUARE-SECTION VASE
KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)
Height: 24 inches
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
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.