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Kangxi Blue and White Pear Shaped Vase


Reserved


Category
Period
Reference
6212
Height
21.5 cm (8 1/2")
Early Kangxi, late 17th century Chinese blue and white pear / bell shaped bottle vase. Made at the kilns at jingdezhen at the end of the transitional period but the first part of the Emperor Kangxi's reign
The pattern is in the style of the Master of The rocks style with the high sweeping mountains but also shows figures on a platform and a fisherman. recent discussion at the University of Nanjing has suggested that this painting shows the 11th century meeting of the military strategist, Jiang Ziya who had fled the corrupt rule of the last Emperor of the Shang dynasty, who had gone into exile and spent his time fishing. he was found by the Emperor of the Zhou, king Wen. Wen was so impressed by the knowledge and strategies of Jiang Ziya he was brought back and that enabled the Zhou to overthrow the Shang.
For a similar vase that would appear identical see Qing dynasty Shunzhi and Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain in the Palace Collection, page 401 number 257
excellent colour and potting

Height
21.5 cm (8 1/2")
Period
c1670
Condition
One replaced glaze flake and a small frit to the rim