Chinese porcelain blue and white vase of baluster form, ping, with cylindrical ribbed neck and gently flared rim painted in a continuous mountain river landscape scene with two scholars and attendant carrying a wrapped qin, while crossing a rockwork bridge leading to a house at the river’s edge, all amongst pine trees and wuti, with banks of low clouds and mountain peaks beneath the moon, the neck rib divided by bands of ruyi-heads, scrolls, key-fret and jewels.

17 5/8 inches, 44.8 cm high.

Kangxi, circa 1700.

Wood stand.


  • Formerly in a private Parisian collection.
  • Included by Michel Beurdeley and Guy Raindre in Qing Porcelain, 1986, no. 53, full colour page p. 49.
  • From a private American collection, San Francisco.
  • Sold by Sotheby’s, New York, in their auction Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 20th March 2007, lot. 779, p. 281.
  • Included by Marchant in their catalogue Recent Acquisitions, 2008, no. 46, pp. 102-103.
  • Purchased from Marchant, London, 3rd April 2009.
  • Formerly in the Roy Davids Collection, no. 123.
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