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A PAIR OF LARGE BLUE AND WHITE TRIPLE-GOURD VASES KANGXI

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A PAIR OF LARGE BLUE AND WHITE TRIPLE-GOURD VASES KANGXI
Each decorated on the lower bulb with three chyrsanthemum medallions borne on leafy stems rising from the base, separated by large peony blossoms and flanked on the sides and above by sinuous dragons, repeated on the middle bulb striding through composite flower scroll, all reserved in white on a bright blue ground, the upper bulb decorated with a wide band of conjoined leaf-form medallions containing lotus cruciform designs below a band of erect overlapping leaf tips at the base of the neck-- 29in. (73.7cm.) high (2)

Lot Essay

Compare the similar but larger triple-gourd vase in the Dresden Collection, illustrated by Hobson, Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, pl. 91, fig. 1
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