An example is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acc. no. 14.40.366 and illustrated in Fong Chow, 'Chinese Porcelains in the Altman Collection', The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Summer 1961, fig. 20. Chow writes, "Only pale celadon, developed at Ching-te chen, can rival clair de lune; its clear and delightful green color and potting are almost as perfect as peach bloom. The Altman collection has only one piece, a vase with a chrysanthemum base that bears the six-character K'ang-hsi mark in underglaze blue', p.15.
Another vase is in the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., illustrated in Hara Hiromu, Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections - The Freer Gallery of Art, vol. 10, Tokyo, 1976, pl. 37. Two examples from the Widener Collection, one of which was formerly in the collection of J. Pierpont Morgan, are now in the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and published in Decorative Art, Part II: Far Eastern Ceramics and Paintings, Persian and Indian Rugs and Carpets, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 1998, pls 1942.9.400-500. One in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in John Ayers and Masahiko Sato, Ceramic Art of the World: Ch'ing Dynasty, vol. 15, Tokyo, 1983, col. pl. 32. See also another vase with a reduced neck, illustrated in John Ayers, The Baur Collection: Chinese Ceramics: Monochrome Glazed Porcelains of the Ch'ing Dynasty, Geneva, 1972, pl. A 357.
Only two or three Kangxi celadon-glazed 'chrysanthemum' vases have ever appeared at auction. A Kangxi mark and period example sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 26th November 1980, lot 370, and is possibly the same vase that sold in the same rooms, 25th April 2004, lot 44. Another with an apocryphal Chenghua mark and formerly in the collection of J. Insley Blair, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28th November 2012, lot 2114.
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