A large famille-verte double-gourd vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

Lot 94. A large famille-verte double-gourd vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)Estimate 18,000 — 22,000 GBP. Sold 22,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s.

the larger lower bulb brightly painted with peony branches issuing from pierced rocks below ruyi clouds and a keyfret band, the waisted shoulder encircled by shaped floral cartouches reserved on a diaper band below a chevron border, the upper gourd similarly decorated with chrysanthemum and lily in a garden with pierced rocks below a foliate scroll, the rim encircled by a wide floral diaper band; 66.7cm., 26 1/4 in.

PROPERTY OF A SOUTH GERMAN NOBLEMAN

Sotheby’s. Of Royal and Noble Descent, London, 24 Feb 2015, 10:30 AM