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Fine Chinese Mirror Black Porcelain Phoenix Tail Vase

Kangxi period

Description

Of fine form.  Decorated overall in deep "mirror black" glazed contrasting with clear white glaze of the interior and underfoot.  The vase retaining considerable vestiges of gilt decoration applied in beautiful contrast to the black glaze.  
Height: 18 inches (46 cm.)
Similar and related examples: the Collection of Augustus the Strong at the Zwinger Museum, Dresden; the British Museum, and the Palace Museum, Beijing.

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