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Fine Pair of Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Phoenix Tail Vases

Kangxi period, ca: early 18th century


Each decorated with different figural scenes.  The first: with the historic handsome scholar poet Yue Pan arriving in a palace courtyard and being greeted by his female admirers who throw fruits to him in greeting.  The second: with a court scene taken from a classic tale showing officials meeting with the Emperor.  All finely and delicately painted.
Height: 18 ¼ inches (46.5 cm.)
Ex: Important Private American Collection
Ex: Private mid-Western Collection (1960’s)
Both times acquired from Ralph M. Chait Galleries
Prior from an English Collection
A very similar vase with the interior scene is in the Palace Museum, Beijing.

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