The Property of a Gentleman
A fine and rare pair of ormolu-mounted famille verte powder-blue-ground baluster vases
The porcelain Kangxi, the mounts early 19th century, probably French
The bodies each reserved on the dense blue grounds with four upright lobed panels variously depicting a solitary sage on the banks of a river, and a cluster of archaistic bowls and tables of vessels, divided by two panels of upright blossoming clusters, the shoulder with four smaller similar landscape panels, the details enriched with translucent green enamel, the blue grounds gilt with scattered flower sprays, the necks and bases each set with scrolling rococo gilt-bronze mounts.
Overall 52cm (20½in) high (4).