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Lot 141. A famille-verte baluster vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 18 ½ in., 47 cmEstimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD. Lot sold: 94,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

of baluster form, the body rising from a flared foot and surmounted by a trumpet neck, painted around the sides with a continuous scene of officials resting in pavilions admiring ladies riding horses in the garden, a canopy of scrolling clouds above, all below a band of auspicious emblems enclosed in cartouches reserved on a diapered ground around the shoulder, the neck with leafy blossoms, the base with a lingzhi mark in underglaze blue within a double circle.

Property from the Studio of Serendipitous Encounters.

Provenance: Collection of R.H.R. Palmer (1898-1970).

Sotheby's London, 28th May 1968, lot 125.

Donald J. Wineman, New York. 

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, October 1999. 

Collection of Chia-Shi Lin (1930-2020), and thence by descent.

ExhibitedEnamelled Polychrome Porcelain of the Manchu Dynasty, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1951, cat. no. 43.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021