Lot 302. A fine blue and white 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 10 5/8 in., 27 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the elegant baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a slender waisted neck with everted rim, freely painted in a subtle range of blue tones with a continuous landscape depicting a boatman ferrying a passenger over tranquil water towards a rustic pavilion amid leafing foliage and mountain peaks in the distance, below a chevron band encircling the shoulder, the neck with two registers of floral sprays, the base glazed white, coll. no. 128.
Provenance: Vermeer & Griggs, Atlanta, 1998.
Note: A closely related vase of the same form, size and subject matter in the Palace Museum, Beijing is illustrated in Gugong Bowuyuan Cang Qingdai Ciqi Leixuan Qing Shunzhi Kangxi Chao Qinghuaci [Selected Chinese Ceramics from the Palace Museum: Blue and White Ceramics in Shunzhi and Kangxi Periods], vol. I, Beijing, 2004, pl. 262.