TWO CHINESE FAMILLE-VERTE BALUSTER JARS, QING DYNASTY
Comprising a jar painted with a continuous scene of the Eight Immortals enjoying a leisurely stroll by a pine tree, an iron-red ruyi band above, bands bearing ‘Auspicious Emblems’ and the ‘Hundred Antiques’ at the shoulder and neck, wood stand, wood cover, Kangxi period; and a jar and cover with shaped cartouches enclosing floral and landscape vignettes against an iron-red ground decorated in reserve with scrolling lotus, polychrome patterned borders above and below, blossoming peony sprigs at the neck, the domed cover similarly decorated and with a bud-form knop, wood stand, 6 pieces
height of taller 14 1/4 in.; 36.2 cm
The 'Immortals' jar:
Collection of Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (coll. no. 164).
Rare Art Inc., New York.