Chinese 'famille verte' porcelain yenyen shaped vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722). H 43 cm © Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne
The decoration shows the eight horses of the Emperor Mu Wang (976-921 BC) in a lanscape of trees and rocks, each in a different posture. The fifth sovereign of the Chou dynasty, his chariot was said to be drawn by eight horses with supernatural powers.
Three Chinese snuff bottles. On the left: 'Famille rose' enamels on glass with butterflies, a cricket and various flowers, Yangzhou school, Qianlong mark and period, 1767-1799. H 5.5 cm. In the centre: enamelled porcelain with five deer on one side and a poem on the other, Qianlong mark, Republic period, circa 1920/30. H 7.6 cm. On the right: 'embellished' jade figuring two birds, a tree and a rock on one side and a calligraphy with a boy on the other, Workshop of the Tsuda Family, Japan (1890-1941) on a previous chinese jade bottle (1750-1850). H 5 cm. China, Republic period, circa 1920/1930. © Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne
Provenance: the glass one: private collection, UK; the jade one: private collection, U.S.A.
Chinese 'famille verte' porcelain Smiling boy holding a lotus flower and an ingot, seated on a standing qilin with finely moulded scales, Kangxi period (1662-1722), circa 1700. H 23 cm. © Galerie Bertrand de Lavergne
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