Description & Technical information

Kangxi period
Dutch Market 
A chinese export porcelain five piece garniture painted in the famille verte palette, consisting of three baluster vases and covers and a pair of two-handled bottle vases, each brightly enamelled with mythical beasts, birds, butterflies and flowers. The main mythical beast shown here is the qilin, the most popular of such fantastical animals. It is peaceful and kind and according to Confucian tradition it appears during the reign of wise and virtuous rulers.

Date:  1700
Period:  1600-1750, 17th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 29 cm (11³/₈ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art