A Chinese famille verte wall cistern. Kangxi period.
Decorated in famille verte enamels, with fish amongst lotus leaves and crabs, terminating in an openwork plaque with two confronting dragon fish and a flaming pearl, the cover with the same decoration.
- Period :
- Kangxi (1662-1722)
- 38 cm
- Reference :
From a private collection of the west of France.
An identical cistern is in the collection of the Casa Museu Dr. Anastacio Goncalves in Lisboa (see, A casa das Porcelaines, ceramica da museu Dr. Anastacio Goncalves, 1996, p. 224-225)
A similar cister is in the collection of the Peabody Essex Museum (access number AE86587.1A-C).
A cistern with this design was exhibited at the Biennale des Antiquaires at the Grand Palais in Paris in 2014 by Jorge Welsh.
For an identical cistern, see Christie’s Londres, 9 décember 2011, lot 428 (sold 16.250 livres)