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PROPERTY FROM A CANADIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURAL' GARLIC-NECK BOTTLE VASE
MING DYNASTY, CHONGZHEN PERIOD
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
610

PROPERTY FROM A CANADIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURAL' GARLIC-NECK BOTTLE VASE
MING DYNASTY, CHONGZHEN PERIOD
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURAL' GARLIC-NECK BOTTLE VASE
MING DYNASTY, CHONGZHEN PERIOD
the compressed globular body supported on a straight foot, tapering to a waisted neck with a raised bulb below a flared mouth, finely painted in brilliant shades of cobalt with a lush landscape framing an elderly man giving directions to a grateful soldier, accompanied by five flag bearers, one on horseback, above a band of petal lappets and below a floral scroll band at the shoulder, the neck with sprays of stylized tulips, the bulb with a meandering lotus scroll, the recessed base glazed white
Height 14 1/2  in., 37 cm
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Provenance

C. C. Lai Antiques, Toronto, 1960s-1980s, and thence by descent. 

Catalogue Note

The present vase belongs to a group of similarly shaped vessels painted with figural scenes and stylized tulips, which may suggest that they were made for or influenced by the Dutch market. See a similar example exhibited in Transitional Wares and Their Forerunners, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1981, cat. no. 70, where it is noted that a vase of this type appears in Still Life with a Pilgrim Flask, Candlestick, Porcelain Vase and Fruit by Willem Kalf, likely painted before 1646. A similar vase is also illustrated in Chinese Porcelain: The Transitional Period 1620-1683: A Selection from the Michael Butler Collection, Leeuwarden, 1986, pl. 72, where it is noted that the form originates in 16th century Isnik ceramics. 

Important Chinese Art

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