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8 février 2020

A famille verte rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722)


Lot 1724. A famille verte rouleau vase, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 17¾ in. (45cm.) highEstimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000Price realised USD 134,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  

The sides decorated with a scene of four scholars in a pavilion set amidst trees being served wine by an attendant as they watch Shoulao holding a ruyi scepter while seated astride a crane in flight amidst trailing clouds, with monster mask terminals at the tips of the pavilion roofs, below a diaper band incorporating stylized blossoms on the shoulder and boatmen in a river landscape on the neck, with gilt highlights.  

Provenance: J.P. Morgan Collection.
Acquired by Mrs. J.B. Trevor from Duveen Brothers, New York, March 1915.
Emily Trevor, New York.
Christie's, New York, 19 September 2007, lot 355.

LiteratureCatalogue of the Morgan Collection of Chinese Porcelains, Vol. 2, New York, 1904, p. 60, no. 1205.

Note: This vase would have made an appropriate birthday gift as the decoration conveys wishes for a long life. Shoulao and the crane both symbolize longevity, and Shoulao holding a ruyi scepter forms the rebus, changshou ruyi (May you be granted long life).

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011