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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.

ProvenanceVermeer & Griggs, Atlanta, 1998.

NoteA 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.

Sotheby's. Kangxi: The Jie Rui Tang Collection, Part II, New York, 19 March 2019