A Large Famille Verte Wall Cistern and Cover Kangxi E18thC

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A Large Famille Verte Wall Cistern and Cover Kangxi E18thC

A Famille Verte Wall Cistern and Cover

The ribbed pear shaped cistern flat backed

Decorated with a pair of crabs and fish swimming among water weeds

Above an animal mask spout

And a trellis band with crustacea cartouches above the foot

The top with a pair of dragon-headed fish supporting a scallop shell between their tails

The cover also with a fish among weeds

Kangxi C1720

Height; 18 1/4″ (46.6 cm)

Condition; excellent, minor enamel flakes, some fritting to the cover

Some glaze crawl to the green enamel on the shell

See ‘Treasures of Chinese Export Ceramics from the Peabody Essex Museum’

No. 82, page 178 for a similar water fountain with its basin