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Blue and White ‘Bacchus’ Charger. China, Kangxi period (1662 – 1722). Courtesy Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art

Diameter: 37,5 cm. Price on request

Provenance: private collection, Belgium

A rare large charger decorated with a Western mythological scene of Dionysus, or Bacchus, the Greco-Roman god of wine and merriment. Because of these connotations, he was a favoured symbol for the dining room. Further European influence can be seen in the gadrooned rim, which was copied from silver models. Similar chargers are in the Victoria & Albert Museum (London) and the Hodroff Collection (USA).

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Large Five Piece Garniture. China, Kangxi period (1662 – 1722). Courtesy Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art

Height: 64 cm - Price on request

Provenance: Dutch noble family, since the early 18th century

Five-piece garnitures were used as decoration in grand European houses throughout the 18th century. Made in China as separate items, garnitures were formed in Europe by combining covered jars and vases. Large garnitures were often part of private orders made by higher ranking members of the Dutch East India Company (VOC). Until now, this garniture has been in the same Dutch family collection since the early 18th Century.

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Blue and White Bottle Vase.China, Kangxi period (1662 – 1722). Courtesy Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art

Height: 24 cm - Price on request

Provenance: private collection, France

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Underglaze Blue Bowl. China, Kangxi Mark & Period (1662-1722). Courtesy Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art

Diameter: 14,3 cm. Price: € 17.500,-

Provenance: Private Collection Germany

The eight trigrams, or bagua, are mystical symbols comprising of long and short horizontal lines. They symbolize the different aspects of nature between heaven (long lines) and earth (short lines). Other decorations used are waves, rocks, clouds and cranes, all typical Taoist emblems.

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Blue and White Box and Cover. China, Kangxi period (1662 - 1722). Courtesy Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art

Diameter: 11,5 cm  - Price: € 9.500,-

Provenance: Bos collection, The Netherlands

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Two Handled Cup With Cover. China, Kangxi period (1662 - 1722). Courtesy Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art

Height: 18,5 cm - Price: € 8.500,-

Provenance: Augustus the Strong collection, Germany, Inventory Number: N=181 VVV

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Blue and White Ewer with Cover. China, Kangxi period (1662 - 1722). Silver mounts of the period marked Amsterdam 1720. Courtesy Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art

Height: 15 cm - Price: € 7.500,-

Provenance: Simons collection, the Netherlands

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Islamic Jar and Cover. China, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Courtesy Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art

Height: 7,5 cm - Price € 4.500,-

Provenance: Lieberman collection, United Kingdom

Although Chinese and the Ottoman Empires seemed far apart in ancient times, an abundance Chinese treasures in the Topkapi Palace Museum (Istanbul) stand proof for their long-term trading relationship. This small jar and cover is an excellent example of Chinese porcelain made for the middle eastern market.

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Calligraphy Brush Cap. China, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Courtesy Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art

Height: 13,5 cm - Price € 4.500,-

Provenance: Lieberman collection, United Kingdom

During the Ming and Qing Dynasties in China, the scholars were highly regarded in Chinese society. Many beautiful items, made from luxurious materials, were used to adorn the scholar’s desk. Among these, a special place was reserved for the brush itself. This object is probably the cap for a porcelain brush - a rare and expensive material only affordable for the very few.

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Blue and White Plate. China, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Courtesy Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art

Diameter: 39,5cm - Price: €4.500,00

Provenance: Collectie van Middelkoop Netherlands.

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Blue and White Plate. China, Kangxi period (1662 - 1722). Courtesy Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art

Diameter: 27 cm - Price: € 3.800,-

Provenance: Wiltox-Bogaers collection, The Netherlands

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Blue and White Dish. China, Kangxi period (1662 - 1722). Courtesy Vanderven & Vanderven Oriental Art

Diameter: 26,5 cm - Price: € 3.500,-

Provenance: Bos collection, The Netherlands

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