Antique 19th Century Chinese Famille Verte Kangxi Design Vase
Early Chinese fine porcelain baluster vase. Does not include stand. The enamel work on this piece is exquisite and represents extremely fine work characteristic of the Kangxi period. The numerous intricate borders at the neck and base include geometric designs, acanthus leaves, florals,etc.
Main body has an amazing shaped vignette filled with orange and beige flower ball designs against a green-turquoise scrolled, ivy, and stippled background.
Below that are phoenixes within rondelles alternated with reverse swastikas against an even white glaze.
Marked clearly on underside with the Ming dynasty, Chenghua reign mark incised under the glaze.
Acquired from a collector of Chinese porcelains who has amassed such over the last 40 years.
Age maybe as early as 18th Century, definitely 19th Century.
Has repaired chip to top rim and drilled hole in bottom to facilitate lamp cord.
The vase is 15" tall x about 7 3/4" in diameter. With the stand the total height is 16 1/4". Total weight is 9 pounds.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a very similar piece in their collection - see the last photograph.