A rare wucai 'figural' jar and cover, Mark and period of Kangxi | 清康熙 五彩庭院人物圖蓋罐 《大清康熙年製》款
A rare wucai 'figural' jar and cover
Mark and period of Kangxi
vibrantly painted around the exterior of the vessel on one side with six officials visiting a seated dignitary and a lady in an open courtyard with rockwork and pine shrubs, the reverse with mountainous cliffs, pine trees and cloud scrolls, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle, the cover decorated with peony branches encircling the sides and a reclining scholar on the top
The jar is in very good condition with just surface wear and expected minuscule nibbles to the rim and footring. There is minor fritting with associated flakes to the upper edge of the cover, an approx. 0.6 cm area of wear to the glaze at the centre of the top, and two short Y-shaped firing hairlines to the interior.
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Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th October 2001, lot 507.