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FAMILLE VERTE PEAR-SHAPED VASE
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CATALOGUE NUMBER 1330

FAMILLE VERTE PEAR-SHAPED VASE

KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)

DIMENSIONS

Height: 15 ⅜ inches

PROVENANCE

Marchant, Ltd., London, 2002

CATALOGUE NOTES

A famille verte vase with flared mouth painted on the lower part with a wide band of eight alternative stylized gourds and bells enclosing chrysanthemum and peony flowers and foliage. The former issued from ruyi-heads, reserved on an iron-red ground, all above a band of penciled triangles. Below are four lion masks and ring handles supporting pendant lotus plants with bands of lotus blooms and foliage. There is a high flared foot with a band of petals.