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Rare Chinese Imperial Blue and White Soft Paste Porcelain Handled Vase

Kangxi period


Decorated with alternating dragon and phoenixes; leaf design the neck.
The lip with apocryphal Jiajing, Ming dynasty mark.
Kangxi period, ca: early 18th century
Height: 7 inches (17.7 cm)
Ex: Private American Collection
Ex Collection: Libbie M. Thompson
Ex Collection: J.P. Morgan, Jr.
A similar example from the Qing Court collection is in the Palace Museum, Beijing as well as a Wanli period example with similar dragon and phoenix decoration. 
Another Jiajing example is in the Baur Collection, Geneva. 
An almost identical example was in the Prince Kung Collection, China sold at American Art Galleries, New York in 1913, No. 405.


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