An elegant blue and white bottle vase Kangxi
Lot 8
An elegant blue and white bottle vase Kangxi
£7,000 - 10,000
US$ 12,000 - 17,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
An elegant blue and white bottle vase
Kangxi
Decorated with three horse riders and an attendant emerging from a pavilion, approaching a boatman, in a mountainous riverside garden strewn with pine and rockwork.
15.5cm (6.1/8in) high

Footnotes

  • For a similar example, see 'Oriental Blue and White', Sir Harry Garner, plate 69A.
    A further example may be found in the Frick Collection. See 'The Frick Collection, An Illustrated Catalogue, Volume VII, Porcelains', Princeton University Press, 1974, p.30, inventory number 65.8.191, where it states that scenes of this kind often illustrate episodes from the 'San-kuo-chih-yen-i', a popular novel written in the Yuan Dynasty, based upon the complex historical events leading up to and following the fall of the Han Dynasty in AD 220. It is sometimes called 'The Romance of the Three Kingdoms', and it served as subject matter for innumerable illustrations in the centuries following its publication. In most cases, as here, it is impossible to identify any individual event with certainty.
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