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Kangxi

Large Famille Verte Ovoid Jar and Cover, Kangxi (1662-1722)

W333 Large famille verte ovoid jar and cover, Kangxi (1662-1722)
W333 Large famille verte ovoid jar and cover, Kangxi (1662-1722)
W333 Large famille verte ovoid jar and cover, Kangxi (1662-1722)
W333 Large famille verte ovoid jar and cover, Kangxi (1662-1722)
W333 Large famille verte ovoid jar and cover, Kangxi (1662-1722)
W333 Large famille verte ovoid jar and cover, Kangxi (1662-1722)
W333 Large famille verte ovoid jar and cover, Kangxi (1662-1722)
Ref: W333
Archive item - not for sale

Large Chinese famille verte ovoid jar and cover, Kangxi (1662-1722), the body with four ogee-shaped panels, two with scenes of figures within impressive landscapes of mountains, river, swirling cloud, willow and pine; the other two containing a selection of the hundred antiques, all against a floral cell-pattern ground interspersed with ruyi heads, bands of lattice design with cartouches containing flowering lotus to the foot and neck, the lid with further depictions of beribboned antiques,


Dimensions:

Height: 36cm. (14 1/8in.),


Condition:

minor wear.


Notes:

Representations of an idealised seclusion within the landscape became particularly popular from the Yuan dynasty. Barred from involvement with the Mongol government, many educated Chinese retreated to the mountains and sought self-cultivation and artistic inspiration there, with the ideal of the artist’s deep personal relationship with the surrounding space becoming a key feature of literati culture and consequent representations of landscape in Chinese art