Subject:Re: Kangxi Famille Verte Vase Sold on eBay
Posted By: Bill H Mon, Sep 11, 2017
Apart from the imprecise decoration, the white glaze on the base is too clean looking for commercial kilns of the Kangxi era or 19th-early 20th century, in my opinion. Here are some images of a couple of early 20th century Kangxi style melon jars that wound up as lamps. The detailing of the mythical creatures and borders is quite immaculate, which seems to indicate that top quality decoration was still in the realm of possibility at the time. Nowadays, I tend to believe that prices like the rouleau vase brought on eBay at being driven by buyers who either don't know what they're bidding on, or who plan on reselling it to such ill-informed buyers.