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POWDER-BLUE FAMILLE-VERTE DECORATED VASE

KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

27 cm high

The vase is supported on a high splayed foot, the bulbous body surmounted with a disc-shaped segment, two bulbs and a cylindrical neck with slightly flaring mouth. The lower part is decorated in famille-verte enamels with two circular panels enclosing a mythical beast and two square panels enclosing plum blossom and magpies, all reserved against a rich underglaze powder-blue ground. The ground is further decorated in gold with a prunus border around the foot, scrolling lotus, ruyi head borders and upright plantain leaves encircling the neck. The interior is glazed white, the mouth rim gilded. The rim of the disc and raised band around the foot are covered with bright green enamel. The base is painted with a double ring in underglaze blue.

Provenance:

Formerly in a Dutch private collection