15 September 2016
A SMALL BLUE AND WHITE ROULEAU VASE
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
The sides are finely decorated with a continuous scene of mythical beasts perched on rocks below a hawk in flight and surrounded by a tumultuous ocean, all below two baskets of flowers on the neck.
7 7/8 in. (19.7 cm.) high
George D. Pratt (1869-1935) Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1927.
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A very similar scene of beasts perched on rocks surrounded by a tumultuous ocean can be seen on a larger (46 cm.) blue and white rouleau vase dating to the Kangxi period sold at Christie’s New York, 20-21 March 2014, lot 2139.
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