1476
1476

PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION

A PAIR OF FAMILLE-VERTE VASES
QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT
1476

PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION

A PAIR OF FAMILLE-VERTE VASES
QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art

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A PAIR OF FAMILLE-VERTE VASES
QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
each pear-shaped body brightly enameled with four palmettes enclosing flowering sprigs, two on a pale-green ground alternating with two on a yellow ground, divided by pairs of floral sprays, further foliate bands on the shoulder and cylindrical neck and a green-ground 'cracked-ice' and prunus pattern encircling the small bulb beneath the flared and gilt rim, all raised on a slightly splayed foot (2)
Height 8 in., 20.3 cm
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Provenance

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York (by repute).

Catalogue Note

In both form and decoration the present pair of vases illustrate the strong mercantile ties between China and the Middle East. The form is a kind of water vessel closely following models in Ottoman frit ware and the palmettes are a centuries old and popular pattern found on Islamic textiles. A similar vase in the Boysmans Van Beuningen Museum Rotterdam is illustrated in Christiaan J.A. Jörg, Famille Verte Chinese Porcelain in Green Enamels, Groningen, 2011, cat. no. 22.

Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art

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New York