Lot 200. A blue and white rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 18 1/8 in. (46.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
The vase is decorated with shaped cartouches enclosing scholars in a landscape, flowers, and auspicious animals, all reserved on a blue-washed scrolling lotus ground below a band of peonies to the shoulder. The neck is decorated with ruyi, key fret, and geometric bands.
Provenance: With Marchant & Son Ltd., London, 25 October 1966.
Collection of The Bertil J. Högström, Stockholm, no. 10.
Collection of His Grace The Duke of Northumberland, no. 19.
Literature: Marchant, The Bertil J. Högström collection, Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain (1662-1722), London, 2011, pp. 66-67, no. 34.
Exhibited: Marchant, The Bertil J. Högström collection, Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain (1662-1722), London, November 2011, no. 34.
Note: An identical vase is illustrated by R. L. Hobson, The Leverhulme Art Collections II, A Record of the Collection in the Lady Lever Art Gallery , Port Sunlight formed by the First Viscount Leverhulme, London, 1928, no. 122, pl. 13.