An important pair of large blue and white baluster jars and covers Kangxi
Lot 69
An important pair of large blue and white baluster jars and covers Kangxi
Sold for £84,000 (US$ 131,443) inc. premium

Lot Details
An important pair of large blue and white baluster jars and covers
Kangxi
Each painted with four large upright landscape panels, one with a lady standing on a pavilion terrace beside another holding a length of cloth and two servants bringing wrapped objects towards her from a fenced terrace, one with a single lady standing inside a chamber watching another using a hand balance to weigh goods flanked by two servants, the third with a lady seated at a table and another standing at her side watching two ladies promenading, the fourth with ladies on a terrace boiling a large cauldron of water, between bands of blue-ground flower heads, floral cartouches and floral lappets above the foot, the domed covers with matching herring-bone bands beneath four large clusters of vases and scholars objects (small rim chips on one body); and two large European gilt-wood four-legged stands with lion pad feet, 18th/19th Century,
79.5cm.(311/4in.) high; 133cm.(521/4in.) overall (6)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:

    Fomerly in a French private collection.

    Vases of this spectacular size with such vivid painting in underglaze-blue were commissioned for important European collectors, such as the Elector of Saxony. A closely related example in the Princessehof at Leeuwarden is illustrated in Scheurleer,Chinese Export Porcelain: Chine de Commande, pl. 74; another is illustrated by Hinton and Impey, Kensington Palace and the Porcelain of Queen Mary II, fig. 20, p. 47.

    See also a pair of very closely related vases illustrated by du Boulay, Christie’s Pictorial History of Chinese Ceramics, fig. 7, p. 201.

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