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AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE COPPER-RED AND CELADON-GLAZED QUADRANGULAR VASE QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED NORTH AMERICAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE COPPER-RED AND CELADON-GLAZED QUADRANGULAR VASE QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
Estimation
30 00050 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE COPPER-RED AND CELADON-GLAZED QUADRANGULAR VASE QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
the tall, rectangular sides broadening toward the flat, square shoulder and surmounted by a trumpet neck, each side painted with a mountainous landscape within a double-line border, the sloping banks and distant peaks carved in low relief and glazed in pale celadon tones contrasting with the deep umber hues of the underglaze-red tree trunks and foliage and the inky cobalt passages of underglaze blue variously describing the rivers, mountains, ground, leaves, and pavilions, literati-style signatures reading Yunqiao or Qiaoyin and seals inscribed at the top of each panel, one panel with a poetic verse taken from a Tang dynasty poem by Wang Ji reading shushu jieqiuse shanshan weiluohui ('every tree is covered by the color of autumn, every mountain is glorified by the color of sunset'), floral sprays in underglaze blue at the corners of the shoulder, underglaze-blue and copper-red rockwork and flowers at the neck, the recessed base with an apocryphal four-character Chenghua mark in underglaze blue, wood stand (2)
Height 21 3/8  in., 54.3 cm
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Description

Quadrangular porcelain vases with angled sides and trumpet necks were among the novel forms developed by potters of the Kangxi period (r. 1662-1722). Whereas vases of this form were typically painted in famille-verte enamels, the present example is distinguished by the use of underglaze-blue, copper-red, and celadon glaze, a palette that was normally reserved for round vases, brushpots, and jardinières. In addition to the shape and coloration, the use of literati-style inscriptions to mark the painted sides as if they were hanging scrolls is another trope characteristic of Kangxi era ceramicists.

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