A large pair of octagonal famille verte vases

Kangxi period 1662-1722 AD, China

Height: 40.5cm 15.9 inches

The octagonal form is decorated with meandering lotus sprays in three alternating colours of over glaze blue, iron red and a combination of yellow and aubergine, the flowers attached to green enamel scrolling stems and leaves. The sloping shoulders with ribboned emblems in square panels reserved on similar diaper and fish-roe grounds. The gently flaring necks decorated with similar meandering lotuses.

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