A BLACK AND WHITE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' BOTTLE VASE LATE QING DYNASTY / REPUBLIC PERIOD |
400 - 600 USD
bidding is closed
- Height 9 1/4 in., 24 cm
the globular body rising to a waisted cylindrical neck and flared mouth, enameled on the unglazed biscuit in black and gray with a pair of qilin amidst scrolled clouds, flames, and books on the body, the neck encircled by a writhing dragon above cresting waves above a fine scroll pattern band along the shoulder, the base bearing an apocryphal Xuande mark
Acquired in Budapest, 1946.