A LARGE AND IMPORTANT FAMILLE-VERTE 'INVESTITURE OF THE GODS' ROULEAU VASE QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
400,000 - 600,000 USD
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the cylindrical body magnificently painted in vibrant translucent enamels and fine-lined details with a scene from Feng shen bang (Investiture of the Gods), at the left two émigrés from the Shang royal lineage deferentially bowing to the conquering army led by King Wu of Zhou, the King accompanied by heavily armed cavalry, strategists, deities, immortals, and demons supporting his claim to the Mandate of Heaven, banners overhead billowing with their steadfast advance, a grove of soaring trees amid jagged boulders marking the edge of the scene, the shoulder with plum blossom sprays alternating with shaped cartouches enclosing the 'Hundred Antiques' all against a speckled green ground, the neck with images of Liu Hai teasing the Hehe Erxian under a full moon, colorful keyfret or ruyi-head borders dividing each decorative zone, the glazed base unmarked, coll. no 1420.