A miniature turquoise glazed porcelain barrel shaped stool
Kangxi period 1662-1722 AD, China
Height: 14 cm, 5.5 inches
This barrel-shaped stool is decorated with two horizontal raised beadwork lines framing interlocking circular openwork panels to the side of the main body. The top is pierced with a single circle of the same design and could well have served as a joss stick holder. The base is open and unglazed.
Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong: Qing Porcelain from the Palace Museum Collection, Hong Kong; Beijing, 1989, pl. 136. A turquoise-blue glazed vase imitating archaistic bronze form.
Christie’s Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 2002, sale 9415, lot 656, 657. Ceramic seats of the same drum shape with coin decoration in openwork.