A Chinese porcelain bottle vase, ping, with globular body and flaring neck painted with three ruyi-head panels enclosing the “100 antiques”, baibao, including vases, scrolls, books, a cauldron, ding, ruyi-sceptre, fan, pearls and a brushpot, bitong below two leaf panels enclosing prunus, daisy and insects, all on a rich powder blue ground, the base unglazed.

7 ½ inches, 19.1 cm high.

Kangxi, circa 1700.

  • Formerly in the collection of Bertil J. Högström, Stockholm, Sweden, collection no. 32.
  • Formerly in the collection of Mrs R.H. Palmer.
  • Purchased from John Sparks Ltd., 24th November 1978.
  • An identical vase from the bequest of the widow of J.T. Royer to King William I, The Netherlands, 1814, in the Royal Cabinet of Curiosities was transferred to the Rijksmuseum in 1883 and is illustrated by Christiaan J.A Jörg in Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam no. 151, p. 141.


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