A FAMILLE-VERTE 'XIWANGMU' ROULEAU VASE QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD |
30,000 - 50,000 USD
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the cylindrical body set over a low foot and supporting a columnar neck with a galleried rim, richly painted with Xiwangmu arriving from the left on a cloud with an assembly of female musicians and an attendant bearing a dish of peaches, a phoenix soaring nearby, the emperor seated on a tall platform awaiting the goddess's arrival, an official wearing a 'crane' rank badge animatedly gesturing toward the majestic event, additional officials, attendants, and warriors standing by on the platform and on the terrace below, trees and rocks at the perimeter of the scene, the shoulder with iron-red rosettes and shaped cartouches enclosing bamboo all reserved against a green diaper ground, the neck painted with a lone hut in a riverside landscape, keyfret encircling the galleried rim
Christie's Hong Kong, 1st May 2000, lot 729.