A fine famille-verte 'Warrior' rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 358. A fine famille-verte 'Warrior' rouleau vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 18 3/8 in., 46.7 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000Lot Sold 93,750 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's.

The cylindrical body brilliantly enameled with a continuous lively scene depicting a general on horseback, possibly Guo Ziyi, traveling through a mountain pass with troops, stopping to receive homage from an official flanked by two attendants, all amid towering trees, craggy rockwork, a pavilion roof nestled in the distance, swirling clouds and a full moon overhead, the base glazed white, coll, no. 216.

ProvenanceCohen & Cohen, London, 2001.

NoteThe scene may depict the famous Tang dynasty general Guo Ziyi (697-781) accepting submission from a representative of an opposing army. The general was sent out to suppress the An Lushan rebellion and his reputation as a brilliant and successful commander preceded him, often producing an admission of defeat before a battle had begun. A famille-verte dish with related subject matter is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and illustrated in Christiaan J.A. Jörg, Famille Verte Chinese Porcelains in Green Enamels, Groninger Museum, Gronigen, cat. no. 74.

Sotheby's. Kangxi: The Jie Rui Tang Collection, Part II, New York, 19 Mar 2019, 02:00 PM