Chinese porcelain famille verte, wucai baluster vase of tapered form, with a lady in a sedan chair amongst all her attendants with a warrior and scholar, meeting two kneeling soldiers, one holding a sword by the scabbard, the other holding a banner with a character, ling, ‘order’, with a castle wall in the distance, beneath the sun and clouds in a continuous landscape scene with pine, wutong and rockwork, the shoulder with bamboo reserves on a chrysanthemum flowerhead, leaf and green scroll ground, the gently flaring neck painted with a continuous mountain river landscape scene, with a fisherman beneath the sun, the base glazed white.

17 1/4 inches, 43.8 cm high.

Kangxi, 1662-1722.


Overall excellent condition with no chips or cracks, minute glaze shrinkage to the mouth rim.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Sold by Sotheby’s London in their auction of Fine Chinese Ceramics, Jades and Works of Art, property of a lady, 15th December 1959, lot 38, purchased by Bluett for GBP 380.
  • Published by Bluett & Son in an advert of the Connoisseur magazine, March 1960.
  • Sold by Bluett & Son, 5th April 1960.
  • From the collection of W. A. Evill, Esq.
  • Sold by Sotheby’s London in their auction of Fine Chinese Porcelain and Works of Art, The Property of the late W. A. Evill, Esq., 30th November 1965, lot 90, p. 33, illustration opposite p. 34.
  • Salomon Stodel, The Rokin, Amsterdam.
  • Littleton & Hennessey.
  • A figural vase of similar form with bamboo on the neck in the Musée Guimet, Paris (G. 5004), is illustrated by Michel Beurdeley and Guy Raindre in Qing Porcelain, Famille Verte, Famille Rose, no. 92, p. 71.