A pair of Chinese porcelain famille verte rouleau vases, each painted with four central roundels representing the four seasons, peony, lotus, chrysanthemum and prunus, and each with a pair of different birds including mandarin ducks encircled by scrolling branches with lotus flower heads between stylised chrysanthemum with reverse pomegranate, above a band of lappets and beneath a wide band of mallow and tree peony on a continuous scrolling branch with leaves and gilt scrolls at the shoulder, the neck with two square panels with chamfered corners one with a pheasant amongst camellia the other with a kingfisher amongst tree peony between interlocked lotus flower heads and beneath stylised iron-red and gilt berries on the galleried rim, the underside with an underglaze blue double ring.

17 1/8 inches, 43.5cm high.

Kangxi, 1662-1722.



Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in a European private collection.
  • Sold by Sotheby’s Monaco, in their auction of Belle Collection de Porcelains de Chine, 18-6-88, lot no.1423.
  • Included by Marchant in their exhibition of Recent Acquisitions, 2008, no. 52, pp. 114/5.