REF No. 5899
Chinese porcelain Famille Verte Rouleau Vase
Kangxi period circa 1690
Height: 17½ inches; 45cm
A rouleau vase painted in famille verte enamels with two literary scenes surrounded by swirling dragons, the shoulder with panels of beasts reserved on trellis diaper, the foot rim with a border of lotus petals, the neck with landscapes, the rim edge and panel edges having a green and black keyfret border.
The painting on this vase is of an exceptionally high quality, with richness, subtlety and very fine detail. The two scenes would appear to be from Chinese literature but it has not been possible to identify the source. In one a magician appears to be conjuring a maiden on a cloud, to the amazement of the onlookers.