A pair of Chinese blue and white square vases and covers, Kangxi

H.: 32,5 cm

Ref.:
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong, has one example, depicting scenes from a popular drama: Autumn in the Han Palace, which is a fictional rendition of the historical story of Wang Zhaojun, a concubine of the Han Emperor Yuan. Written by Ma Zhiyuan, a celebrated playwright during the Yuan dynasty, the drama enjoyed high popularity in the late Ming to early Qing periods. A wide selection of its scripts with illustrations were published. (link)
- The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, has one example, on display, similar to ours. (link)
- The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, has a pair, similar to ours. (link)

Estimate: € 20000 - € 40000