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Kangxi Blue and white gu Shaped beaker vase

Chinese early 18th century Gu beaker made at Jingdezhen during the reign of the Emperor Kangxi
The vase is painted with taotie mask heads which were to ward off avarice and gluttony and based on the animals, Tiger, Ram various reptiles and the Dragon. the mask heads were first found on Shank Dynasty bronzes, th eGu is a bronze shaped vessel although this one is in porcelain.
The mask heads are separated by ruyi headed sceptres and brocade infill.
The top and bottom of the vessel is painted with plantains again with ruyi headed shaped infill.
excellent coulour and potting
A crack to the flared top and a few minor chips and a small chip to th ebase
Item Number 708

£900.00

Material Porcelain
Age 1662 to 1722
Dimensions Height 22.50 cm  (8.86 inches)