Garden vase, square with embossed decoration on the four sides of a tiger, a lion, a ch'i-lin and a dragon, , 1700 - 1800 Canvas Print

Garden vase, part of a pair, square. Massive, only at the top spherical hollowed out. The vase shows a panel-renxiation in relief on the four rectangular sides, consisting of a tiger, a lion, a ch'i-lin (Chinese mythical animal) and a dragon. The collector Erdmann placed on the vase a zinc garden fountain in the shape of a putto, which the donor kept. Note: vase A different from decoration. Note: from the collection mr R.H. Erdman, estate Terra Nova in Loenen a/d Vecht. Formerly from the Chinese-style country houses built by Reinhard van Scherenberg in Baarn, called Peking (1791) and Canton (1793). The building materials and garden decorations were imported directly from China. The villas were demolished in 1890-1891 and 1910 respectively. When the vases came into the hands of Erdmann and from which of the two villas they came, it could not be ascertained.

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