A pair of large and unusual Chinese “lavender ground” beaker vases. Kangxi period.
Two beaker vases decorated in underglaze blue and pale lavender wash, with peony and bamboo.
- Period :
- Kangxi (1662-1722), circa 1720
- 11.81 in. (30 cm, baluster vases)
- Reference :
For a very similar five-pieces garniture, see Cohen & Cohen and William Mothley, Tyger Tyger!, november 2016, p. 58, no. 25.
This rare stylish and striking “lavender ground” is an example of the adventurous and creative experimental decoration that is characteristic of the late Kangxi period (1662-1722).