• Lot 1593

    A FINE AND RARE FAMILLE VERTE ROULEAU VASE

    Price Realised  

    A FINE AND RARE FAMILLE VERTE ROULEAU VASE
    KANGXI PERIOD (1622-1722)

    Finely enamelled and gilt around the body with two gold-skinned immortals, one outfitted in full armour and holding a horn, his attendant holding a sword and perched on large rock, both attempting to tease a golden wolf chained to a column decorated with a vine issuing three large blossoms and surmounted by a lotus-bud cupola, next to a pine tree with the moon overhead, the neck decorated with a sprig of lingzhi and bamboo
    17¾ in. (45.1 cm.) high, box


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    Previously sold at Christie's Hong Kong, Masterworks of Chinese Art, 5 & 6 November 1997, lot 967, and again 30 October 2001, lot 796.

    A vase from the Major A. J. A Douglas Collection with a similar scene was sold in at Sotheby's London, 27 February 1973, lot 100; another was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29 November 1976, lot 602.

    Provenance

    Earl and Irene Morse, sold at Sotheby's New York, 3 December 1986, lot 271


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTOR