A rare blue and white square baluster vase Kangxi six-character mark and of the period
Lot 268
A rare blue and white square baluster vase Kangxi six-character mark and of the period
Sold for £31,250 (US$ 49,288) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare blue and white square baluster vase Kangxi six-character mark and of the period
The Property of a Lady
A rare blue and white square baluster vase
Kangxi six-character mark and of the period
Painted in tones of rich dark blue on each of the four tapering faces, one with two figures on a rocky promontory, another with a flight of geese above a solitary fisherman in his sampan, a third with a boatman fishing beneath pine and one with a solitary sage contemplating another standing outside his rustic retreat.
50cm (19½in) high

Footnotes

  • 清康熙 青花山水人物圖方瓶 青花「大清康熙年製」楷書款


    Provenance: Sotheby's London, 10 June 1986, lot 271
    A German private collection

    It is exceptionally rare to find tapering square baluster vases of this type enhanced with a Kangxi mark on the base. This obviously suggests that this vase has been made for the domestic market, which may explain the better-than-normal quality of the figure and landscape painting.

    Another square baluster vase with a Kangxi six-character mark in the Palace Museum, Beijing is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Blue and White Porcelain with Underglazed Red (III), Hong Kong, 2000, no.18.
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