A BLUE-AND-WHITE PORCELAIN BOTTLE VASE CHINA, KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722) Of bulbous form on tall slightly flaring base with long neck, the decoration with chrysanthemus and other flowers in blue on white ground or white reserved against the white ground, with modern white metal mounts
Exceptionally Large and Rare Carved Celadon-Glazed 'Dragon' Vase. Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period. The crisp celadon glaze reflects the Qing emperors’ admiration of Song period Longquan wares. Its highly unusual carved motif appears to be an 18th century innovation. Striking in its impressive size and rarity, this vase simultaneously celebrates and reinterprets porcelain traditions.
Peacock dish. Turkey, “Iznik”, c. 1550. This dish offers the viewer a complex vegetal composition combining elements from the saz repertoire – long serrated leaves, composite flowers and buds – with a more naturalistic style of plant motif – artichoke stems in bloom, flowers with swirling petals, tulips, and perhaps delicate violets. In the center is an errant peacock, lost in this fantastic garden.