25 juillet 2016

A pair of blue and white 'European ladies' vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

A pair of blue and white 'European ladies' vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

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Lot 70. A pair of blue and white 'European ladies' vases, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016

Each vase is decorated with two scenes enclosing European ladies in long robes admiring a peony in a jardiniere, all below a band of prunus and bamboo. Each vase is painted with an artemisia leaf to the base. 7 ¼ in. (8.5 cm.) highBoth vases have some minor crackling to the glaze, which occurred during the making. One vase: There are two tiny chips to the foot rim. The other vase: There is a feint hairline crack to the mouth rim, measuring approx. 2 cm. longEstimation: USD1,500 - 2,500

Christie's on line. The Art of China.

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