Description

Pair of Chinese porcelain famille verte, wucai biscuit table screens of rectangular form with chamfered corners, each with a figure standing on a riverbank in a mountainous river landscape scene with buildings and pine trees beneath a red sun, recessed within a yellow glazed border and surrounded by lotus flower reserves on a seed green ground, the reverse with bogu tu, ‘100 antiques’, books, censers, brush pots, vases of lotus flowers and peacock feathers, hanging lantern and a perch with a bird, within a recessed border surrounded by lotus flower reserves on a diaper ground.

7 inches, 17.9 cm high.
Kangxi, 1662-1722.

Wood stands.

Condition

Overall excellent condition with no chips or cracks, one with an area of glaze flake to the bottom left corner.

Provenance & Additional Information

• From an important private French collection, purchased in the 1970’s.
• A table screen with landscape, figure and equestrian scenes is illustrated by R. L. Hobson C. B. in Catalogue of the Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Porcelain, no. 205, pl. XLVI; a pair of table screens with water margin figures are illustrated by Jeffrey P. Stamen, Cynthia Volk and Yibin Ni in A Culture Revealed: Kangxi-Era Chinese Porcelain from the Jie Rui Tang Collection, no. 6, pp. 36/7; another pair with figures and calligraphy from the collection of the Hon. Mrs. Walter Levy are illustrated by R. L. Hobson in The Later Ceramic Wares of China, pl. LXXI, fi g. 1.

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