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Rare Chinese Famille Verte Green Ground Square Porcelain Vase

Kangxi period

Description

Of tall expanding form with trumpet mouth with everted lip. Decorated on each side with leaf, fan, and fruit shaped reserves filled with Sacred Antiques, all set upon a bright apple green ground with flowerhead and stippled decoration. In addition, the shoulder has Shou characters and a butterfly at each corner. All finely painted in bright enamels. With underfoot with a plain glazed recessed square in the center. Square vases are very rare in the Kangxi period, particularly in this color.
Height: 18 inches (45.5 cm.)
Ex: Private New York Collection
Ex: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, 1990s.
Note: An almost identical vase from the historic Collection of Augustus the Strong (AD 1670-1733) is in the Zwinger Museum, Dresden.

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