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1151 A Kang-Xi Wucai vase of “silkworm raising”

Item#: 1151
Name: A Kang-Xi five colors Tianqiu vase   
Size: 49.2CM in Height


A short note: The two scenes of painting on the vase are identified to be the same as the illustrations in an earlier published encyclopedia book in 1643 called   “The Exploitation of the Works of Nature” ( 天工開物) by the author of "Ying Xing Song"     (宋應星)。It is very obvious that those illustrations ware adopted by the porcelain painter to express the same scenario and we believe that the artist was so familiar with the book that he must be live in the same time around Mid 17th century.