25 September 2020
A RARE LARGE IRON-RED AND GILT-DECORATED 'PHOENIX-TAIL' VASE
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
The vase is decorated on the body with a continuous scene of pavilions in a rocky landscape with a pagoda appearing between the clouds, beneath a band of small panels containing Buddhist emblems on a diaper ground on the shoulder, and a border of stiff leaves on the neck.
27 3/8 in. (69.5 cm.) high
Roger Keverne, London, 2013.
The Lenora and Walter F. Brown Collection, San Antonio, Texas.
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Roger Keverne, Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics - Summer Exhibition, London, 2013, p. 49, no. 38.
London, Roger Keverne, Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics - Summer Exhibition, 2013.
This large ‘phoenix-tail’ vase is finely decorated in iron-red enamel, with a remarkable retention of the gilt details. For two vases of similar shape and size, but with a more standard design of leaf bands and flower sprays, in the Christiansborg Palace, Denmark, see O.V. Krog et al, Treasures from the Forbidden City and The Royal Danish Court, p. 603, no. 182.
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