A fine 'famille-verte' baluster vase. QIng dynasty, Kangxi period. photo Sotheby's
the slightly spreading foot, rising to a rounded body, waisted neck and flaring rim, delicately and brightly enameld with rectangular panels of ladies with attendants standing in gardens, alternating with pomegranate-shaped panels of mountainous river landscapes each above a panel of a deer and a crane, on an ornate chrysanthemum scroll iron-red ground; 44cm., 17 1/4 in. Estimate 20,000—30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 79,250 GBP
PROVENANCE: Marchant & Sons, London.
Property of a Private Irish Collection
A 'famille-verte' baluster vase. QIng dynasty, Kangxi period. photo Sotheby's
the flared foot rising to a rounded body and waisted neck, painted with a figure in a sedan, pulled by two horses in a garden with pine and willow trees, between two pavilions, with ladies observing the scene from first floor balconies, in a mountainous landscape with swirling clouds; 44cm., 17 1/4 in. Estimate 25,000—30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 73,250 GBP
PROVENANCE: Spink and Son, Ltd.
A large 'famille-verte' circular dish. QIng dynasty, Kangxi period.. photo Sotheby's
the interior painted in bright enamels with Lan Cai-he holding her basket beside a deer in a fenced garden beside a rocky outcrop; 38cm., 15in. Estimate 12,000—18,000 GBP. Lot Sold 21,250 GBP
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 10 Nov 10, London www.sothebys.com