A powder-blue and gilt rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 210. A powder-blue and gilt rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 45.5cm (18in) high. Estimate £6,000 - 8,000 (€7,100 - 9,400). Photo: Bonhams.

The well-potted vase with a slightly cylindrical body and a tall neck supported by a galleried rim, decorated with shaped cartouches depicting magpies perching on branches of flowering prunus, chrysanthemums and blossoming lotus, all reserved on a gilt ground of scrolling flowers between a band of lappets and Precious Objects. 

Provenance: an Italian private collection 

NoteCompare a similar powder-blue rouleau vase, Kangxi, decorated with gilt designs of flowering plants and mythical beasts, which sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2015, lot 457.

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 11 May 2017, 11:00 BST, LONDON, NEW BOND STREET