Compare also a Kangxi mark and period jardinière of this type similarly painted with birds perched on flowering trees, sold in our Monaco rooms, 29th February 1992, lot 447, and again at Christie’s Hong Kong, 30th May 2012, lot 4101; and a larger one sold twice at Christie’s London, 19th April 1983, lot 357, and 12th November 2002, lot 72. See also two jardinières decorated with a related design, but modelled with a splayed foot, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Qingdai yuyao ciqi [Qing porcelains from the Imperial kilns preserved in the Palace Museum], Beijing, 2005, pls. 71 and 72; another from the collection of Brooke Astor, sold twice in our New York rooms, 2nd December 1967, lot 93, and 24th/25th September 2012, lot 626; and a third sold at Christie’s New York, 19th September 1996, lot 287.
Compare jardinières of related form but painted with figures, such as one from the Qing Court collection and still in Beijing, included in the exhibition Possessing the Past, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1996, p. 505, pl. 289; and another sold in our New York rooms, 2nd December 1967, lot 92.
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