Lot 599. A famille verte Gu shaped vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi (1662-1722). Height 48 cm. Estimate 3 368 € / 4 331 €. Lot sold 3 399 €. © Bukowskis
Composed of three sections, rising from a flared slightly tapering base to a more rounded mid-section and again to a wide-open mouth. The decoration is in the form of four rows of framed windows, which are filled, with scenes of flowers, birds, mythical animals and landscapes. On the lower section are peach-shaped and rectangular panels with scenes of budding flowers and rocks. The mid-section contains alternating roundels of mythical beasts and butterfly amongst flowers. The neck displays a tiger, qilin and butterflies amongst flowers. “Cracked ice “ and diaper cells in under glaze red encircle the rim and upper middle section and key fret bands in the lower.