30 March 2005
Property from the Saint Louis Art Museum, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund*
THREE FAMILLE VERTE-GLAZED BISCUIT VESSELS
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
One an hexagonal jardinière, the faceted sides decorated with alternating phoenix and crane medallions separated by clouds beneath a flattened rim decorated with lotus scrolls; one a famille verte yellow-ground faceted gu-form vase decorated with blossoming prunus and magnolia trees and peony; the third a famille-verte green-ground faceted pear-shaped vase decorated with flowering prunus trees
11½ in. (29.2 cm.) diam.; 10¼ and 9 3/8 in. (26 and 23.8 cm.) high (3)
The gu-form vase: Morgan Collection, no. J.5.
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The gu-form vase: Catalogue of The Morgan Collection of Chinese Porcelains, New York, 1911, vol. I, pl. LXIII.
The gu-form vase: J. and A.H. Burling, Chinese Art, New York, 1953, p. 196 (right).
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