Lot 44. A large famille verte 'Buddhist lions' bottle vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 44cm (17 1/4in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000. Sold for £ 20,062 (€ 22,716). © Bonhams 2001-2019
The large pear-shaped bottle raised on a short foot, the tall cylindrical neck with a slightly everted rim, decorated around the globular body with four Buddhist lions playing with a brocaded ball and ribbons, the shoulder with a band of floral scrolls and a ruyi border, the top of the neck with a diaper-pattern band and pendent tassels, wood stand.
Provenance: an English private collection.
Note: A similar famille verte bottle vase, Kangxi, is illustrated by C.J.A.Jorg, Famille Verte: Chinese Porcelain in Green Enamels, Lier, 2011, p.43. See also a very similar famille verte vase, Kangxi, which was sold at Sotheby's New York, 15 March 2017, lot 696.
From the Collection of Winston Frederick Churchill Guest (1906-1982). A large famille-verte 'Buddhist lion' bottle vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 in., 43.3 cm. Sold for 50,000 USD at Sotheby's New York, 15 March 2017, lot 696. Photo: Sotheby's.
Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2019