A Chinese famille verte wine cooler. Kangxi period
Of cylindrical shape standing on a short spreading foot, enameled and gilt on each side with a bird perched on flowering peony between two butterflies in flight below pale yellow animal-mask handles over a green fish-roe band with phoenix and peony
- Period :
- Kangxi (1662-1722)
- 8.26 in. / 6.88 in. (21 cm / 17.5 cm)
- Reference :
- upon request
This model is illustrated in A tale of Three Cities, Canton, Shanghai and Hong Kong – Three Centuries of Sino-British Trade in the Decorative Arts, Sotheby’s London, 1997, no. 106.