A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE ROULEAU VASE
A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE ROULEAU VASE

KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

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A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE ROULEAU VASE
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
The sides are decorated in intense shades of underglaze blue with a continuous scene of scholars in a mountain retreat, with a group of four gathered around a weiqi board, two in conversation, and one accompanied by an attendant carrying a qin on a rock bridge that spans a river in which further scholars are shown in a boat in the foreground. Penciled decorative bands and a bow string band encircle the neck, and a ribbon-tied, leafy sprig within double blue-line circles is on the base.
19¾ in. (50.2 cm.) high
Provenance
Tonying & Co., New York, 1923.
Horace D. Chapin Collection, and thence by descent to Mrs. Robert B. Osgood (d. 1957), and Ellen Osgood Jennings (d. 2005).
Exhibited
On loan: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 13 May - 4 October 1940.
On loan: Harvard University Art Museum, May 1955 - March 2006.
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, The Persistence of Memory: Continuity and Change in American Cultures, July 1995 - May 2001.

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