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Chinese porcelain Kangxi Imari Vase and Cover
Ref : 89478
24 000 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Medium :
Chinese porcelain
Dimensions :
H. 25.2 inch
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Chinese porcelain Kangxi Imari Vase and Cover

A large Chinese porcelain Imari vase and cover dating from the Kangxi period (1661-1722). The overall vase is lavishly decorated with rich ornamentation of flowers and insects surrounding two centrally rendered pheasants on rockery by foaming waters. The vase’s cover features a partially gilded foo dog.

The term ‘Imari’ originally refers to Japanese porcelain, typically with an underglaze blue decor and red-gold ornamentation in the top glaze. Imari decor was incredibly popular and in great demand in Europe; large quantities of Imari wares were shipped to Europe via Arita. The trade in Chinese Imari – coined after the Japanese example- began at the start of the 18th century.

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