15 September 2016
A FAMILLE VERTE BOTTLE VASE
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
The vase is boldly painted on the exterior with three mythical beasts standing on rock formations emerging from crashing waves. The lower neck is decorated with a pattern of scrolling tendrils set with lotus, pomegranates and peach, beneath a band of ruyi suspending auspicious emblems.
19 7/8 in. (50.4 cm.) high
Morgan Collection, no. 398/399.
John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960) Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1960.
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Catalogue of the Morgan Collection of Chinese Porcelains, New York, 1904, p. 66.
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