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.