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    The Hodroff Collection, Part II Chinese Export Porcelain From The Collection Of Leo & Doris Hodroff

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 289

    A PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE VASES

    KANGXI PERIOD

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FAMILLE VERTE VASES
    KANGXI PERIOD
    Each of archaic bronze form flanked by bracket key-pattern handles, painted to one side with ladies in a pavillion, the other with a lady kneeling before a scholar, the sides with birds among flowering branches, the neck and foot with panels of antiques and lotus, with two 19th century Samson covers
    18¼ in. (46.3 cm.) high, overall (4)


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    This shape was probably inspired by an archaic bronze fang lei, but is rarely found in porcelain. A very similar vase in the collection of the Rijksmuseum is illustrated by Jörg, op. cit. p. 163, no. 178. Another example is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Salting Collection, no.1033-1910. Compare also the yellow-glazed monochrome vase of this form illustrated by J. Ayers, The Baur Collection, Geneva, Chinese Ceramics, vol. III, no. A447.

    Provenance

    The Collection of Vera Goldschlager, Christie's, London, 19 June 2001, lot 320