M4788and89

Pair of Chinese porcelain celadon-ground blue and white and underglaze copper-red slip-decorated vases of rouleau form, each painted with two deer between a crane in flight, the reverse with a pine tree amongst rockwork and fruiting lingzhi beneath clouds and the moon, the rim, interior and base glazed white.

8 inches, 20.4 cm high.

Kangxi, 1662-1722.

Condition: one with tiny rim chip, one with rockwork flake filled.

  • Formerly in a private French collection.
  • A slightly larger rouleau decorated with eight horses of Muwang and pine trees also slip-decorated on a celadon ground was included by Marchant in their exhibition of Kangxi Underglaze Blue and Copper Red, 2016, no. 30, pp. 92/3, where it also includes two related vases of yanyan form, no. 29, pp. 90/1 and no. 31, pp. 94-7.
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