CATALOGUE NUMBERS 1267 & 1268
PAIR OF LARGE UNDERGLAZE-BLUE AND FAMILLE VERTE ROULEAU VASES
KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)
Height: 29 ⅛ inches
The Chinese Porcelain Company, Ltd., New York, 2005
A pair of large famille verte rouleau vases with exotic birds. Decorated in underglaze blue, famille verte enamels and gilt, each of these large rouleau vases is painted on the body with a colorful pheasant perched on rockwork while looking down at its mate below. Blossoming branches of peonies, chrysanthemums, mallows and plum blossoms issue from the rockwork as butterflies and magpies playfully flutter above. he shoulders are embellished with oblong, floral-filled panels reserved on a blue and red diaper beneath the square panels on the neck that contain a Buddhist lion, a carp or a grouping of antiques, reserved on a diaper ground. The bases are painted in the center with a double line circle in underglaze blue.