A pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain vases, each painted with blue lotus leaves on the white vase.
This pair of vases was exported from China in the period of Kangxi Emperor of Qing dynasty (1661-1722). Marine explorers discovered the vases among other items on the seabed off the southern Vietnam coast near the city of Vung Tau. Ten years ago many of these items were sent to auctions.
Chinese porcelain production flourished in the period of the Kangxi Emperor. Procelain like this pair were exported to Southeast Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Chinese porcelain were differentiated by their colors: Famille Verte (Green), Famille Rose (Pink), Famille Noire (Black) and Famille Jaune (Yellow).
These beautiful vases are in the shape and with the pattern favoured in Europe, many examples of which can be found in European museums.
Dimensions: W5.5 x H13 (cm.) Style: Chinese Circa: 18th century Starting Price: 10,000