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RARE CHINESE SANCAI/ FAMILLE VERTE PORCELAIN GARDEN SEAT

Kangxi period, ca; 17th century

Description

Of broad cylindrical drum-shaped form, with open “cash” designs around the sides, further embellished with lion heads, and with raised bosses.  The top, decorated with horses leaping over swirling waves, and with additional Precious Things, all against a deep green background. This is a rare form, and the horse decoration on the top adds to the rarity, as this type of decoration is mostly observed on bowls and plates from this period.
Height: 13 ½ inches (34.5 cm.)

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