QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
the baluster body painted with the Hehe Erxian twins and Liu Hai looking at a toad, one carrying a ruyi-sceptre, all below swooping iron-red bats, the reverse separated by a gnarled tree and decorative rockery sprouting bamboo painted with another figure before an altar with a shallow dish holding a 'flaming pearl', all below a diaper band at the shoulder, the waisted neck rising to an everted rim painted with the twins looking into a basket containing an iron-red bat and holding a long stem of lotus, the base with an underglaze-blue double-circle
Compare a Kangxi vase of very similar shape but decorated with a different figure scene, bequested by John D. Rockefeller Jr. to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, illustrated in Suzanne G. Valenstein, A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1975, pl. 132; and another vase of this form included in Christiaan J. A. Jörg, Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 1997, pl. 161, where it is attributed to the late 17th century.
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