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Kangxi

Famille Verte Water Cistern (Wall Fountain) and Cover

Y346 Famille verte water cistern (wall fountain) and cover
Y346 Famille verte water cistern (wall fountain) and cover
Y346 Famille verte water cistern (wall fountain) and cover
Y346 Famille verte water cistern (wall fountain) and cover
Y346 Famille verte water cistern (wall fountain) and cover
Y346 Famille verte water cistern (wall fountain) and cover
Y346 Famille verte water cistern (wall fountain) and cover
Y346 Famille verte water cistern (wall fountain) and cover
Y346 Famille verte water cistern (wall fountain) and cover
Y346 Famille verte water cistern (wall fountain) and cover
Ref: Y346
Archive item - not for sale

Chinese famille verte water cistern (wall fountain) and cover, Kangxi (1662-1722), of baluster shape with ribbed wall, the body decorated with crabs and fish amongst aquatic plants, with moulded mask spigot, the cover against a fan-shaped panel bordered by two dolphin tails, height: 16 1/4in., 41.3; condition: top of cistern broken and neatly re-stuck, fritting and some wear to enamels, cover missing finial and small portion of rim broken and re-stuck. For an illustrated example of this water cistern with a basin see William R. Sargent, Treasures of Chinese Export from the Peabody Essex Museum, p. 179, pl. 82. SOLD