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Very Rare Pair of Chinese Mirror Black and Rouge de Fer Porcelain Triple Gourd Vases

Kangxi period, ca: early 18th century


Of beautiful form. Decorated on the upper and lower bulbs with gilt reserves of flowers against the mirror black ground; the central bulb with flowering plants in rouge de fer. An extremely rare type.
Related examples are in the Zwinger Museum, Dresden from the historic collection of Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland (1670-1733).

Height: 10 ¼ inches (26 cm.)

Ex: New England Collection since the early 1980s (acquired from our Gallery)
Ex: Mary Kosinski-Weir Collection (acquired from our Gallery in the 1960’s)
Prior: Dutch Collection

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