A blue and white 'soldier' vase
Of shouldered cylindrical form with flaring rim, painted around the exterior with four panels, each enclosing narrative scenes, two depicting a court official on horseback, being escorted by attendants bearing flags, before a fenced palace garden with unusual Meissen-style buildings in the background, the other two depicting a Mandarin in his court with numerous attendants, mandarins and musicians, all bordered below by a border of floral roundels reserved on a cracked-ice ground, with a continuous scene of hunters on horseback around the base, the shoulder with six cartouches, each enclosing a single dragon, all set in reserve against a floret diaper ground, the neck with a wide border of leaf-form lappets.
95.4cm (37½in) high.
Chinese Works of Art
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