13 November 2001
A FAMILLE VERTE ROULEAU VASE
Kangxi (1662-1722) or possibly later
Enamelled around the body with a continuous scene of warriors and generals before an Emperor on his throne, beneath shaped cartouches of precious emblems reserved on a trellis-pattern band at the shoulder and bamboo plants on the cylindrical neck
18 in. (45.7 cm.) high
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The scene depicted is probably an illustration from one of the great Ming novels, which feature frequently in ceramic decoration throughout the Qing Dynasty.
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