Chinese famille verte gin flask, Kangxi (1662-1722)

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Chinese famille verte gin flask, Kangxi (1662-1722)

£3,000.00

Description

Chinese famille verte gin flask, Kangxi (1662-1722), with later European ormolu mount, the square section body divided into four panels variously containing branches of flowering peony with butterflies, precious and scholar’s objects surrounding a jardieniere of flowers on a stand, birds flying above flowering prunus issuing from rockwork, and a riverscape scene of a fisherman in a boat with a distant rider and further figure on the bank, all within a leiwen patter border, height without cover: 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.); condition: some fritting to sides. Solitary figures such as fishermen represent a tradition of depicting reclusive scholars who leave the trappings of society for a simpler life of solitude. For a similar example see the National Trust Collection, (Trerice, Cornwall) NT 336503.

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Material and Technique Porcelain with famille verte enamel decoration
Origin Chinese
Period 18th Century
Condition Other
Dimensions Height without cover: 23.5cm.

Product REF: U745