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
Lot 277
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
Sold for £16,250 (US$ 25,245) inc. premium

Lot Details
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).

Footnotes

  • 嵌銅鎏金灑藍地開光山水人物圖棒槌瓶一對
    (瓷器 清康熙,銅鎏金 十九世紀早期)

    For a related pair of famille verte powder-blue-ground vases, of equally bold striking design, see D.S.Howard, The Choice of the Private Trader, p.239, col.pl.283, formerly in the Hodroff Collection, Minneapolis.
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