London, South Kensington
10 May 2006
A hexagonal sang-de-boeuf vase decorated with famille-rose enamels, 19th century
Of slender tapering form with a waisted neck rising to the flared rim, with sang-de-boeuf glaze later decorated with a peacock perched on rockwork amidst tree peony and prunus, beneath a tassled diaper band, stiff leaves, ruyi collar with pendant ornaments, and a cash-motif border, underglaze blue four-character Kangxi mark -- 13 7/8 in. (35.4 cm.) high.
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