A pair of large Chinese blue and white porcelain octagonal beaker vases,
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period
each of octagonal form, rising from a short spreading foot to a slightly narrowed long cylindrical neck and gently flaring rim, painted around the exterior with panels of blossoming branches issuing from craggy rockwork, with a band of fruiting foliage at the neck, all between a stylised foliate border at the rim and foot
46 cm, 18 1/8 in.
Queen Anna Pauwlona of the Netherlands (1795-1865), no. 32.