Chinese porcelain famille verte green ground bottle vase painted with yellow arrow vases on pedestal tables between pendant brocade balls and tassels tied with ribbons, the neck with flowering branches of prunus, all on a clear even pale green ground, divided by an iron-red lotus flower head band and beneath lotus petals and scrolls at the slightly flared lip, the base glazed white.

11 ¼ inches, 28.5 cm high.

Kangxi, circa 1700.



Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in an English collection.
  • Included by Marchant in their exhibition of Chinese Ceramics from Tang to Qing, 2014, no. 34, pp. 68-69.
  • Included by Marchant in their exhibition of Kangxi Famille Verte, 2017, no. 21, pp. 58-59.
  • A similar example is illustrated by Von Walter Bondy in Kang-Hsi, no. 123.
  • The shape and style of this bottle vase usually occurs in blue and white, an example is illustrated by Christiaan J.A. Jörg in Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, no. 103, p. 108; it is rare to find a famille verte example on a green ground.