China, Kangxi-period (1662-1722). Porcelain with iron-red painting and gilt decorattion. Elegant bottle vase with lean neck. The wall with 4 revolving floral ornaments underneath a sumptuous lambrequin border with chrysanthemum flowers on a foliage underground. The shoulder and neck with dense lancet leaves border. Double-circle mark. Some wear to the glaze of the mouth. H. 44 cm. - For a nearly identical vase see: Bushell, L'Art Chinois, Paris 1910, pp. 208-209, fig. 141. Regarding the decoration of the neck and the shoulder see a very similar decorated baluster vase from the coll. of the Saxon King August the Strong, dated Kangxi-period: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Porzellan Sammlung. Führer durch die ständige Ausstellung im Zwinger, Dresden 1998, p. 66.