13 October 1998
A large Chinese blue and white baluster jar and cover
Painted around the exterior with flowering chrysanthemum and spreading branches of peony and prunus trees issuing from pierced rockwork behind a bamboo garden fence, between a broad washed-blue ruyi-lappet collar picked out with dense foliage on the sloping shoulders and a band around the foot of lappets enclosing each a floral motif on a similar ground, the domed finial decorated similarly and surmounted by knop finial (some restoration)
Bearing a paper label inscribed 'Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes, Galerie d'Art, 39 Avenue de Friedland (8'), Ep. Kanghi, 1662-1723)'.
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A pair of large gu-shaped beaker vases with a similar decoration was sold in our London Rooms, 6 April 1998, lot 15.
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