A MATCHED PAIR OF LARGE CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE BOTTLE VASES
A MATCHED PAIR OF LARGE CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE BOTTLE VASES
A MATCHED PAIR OF LARGE CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE BOTTLE VASES
A MATCHED PAIR OF LARGE CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE BOTTLE VASES
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A MATCHED PAIR OF LARGE CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE BOTTLE VASES

KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

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A MATCHED PAIR OF LARGE CHINESE FAMILLE VERTE BOTTLE VASES
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
Each vase boldly painted in bright enamels with three mythical beasts standing on rocks on a ground of crashing waves, the lower necks decorated with a pattern of scrolling tendrils set with flower heads including lotus and pomegranates, beneath bands of ruyi heads hung with auspicious emblems below the mouth rim, previously with Ford Inventory Nos. D-14-a and D-14-b
The taller: 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) high

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The present vases may be compared to the single vase originally in the Morgan Collection and later in the Collection of John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960), deaccessioned in 1960 from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and sold at Christie's New York on 15 September 2016, lot 873.

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