A BLUE AND WHITE 'KRAAK' PORCELAIN VASE | MING DYNASTY, WANLI PERIOD
The pear-shaped vase rising from a short tapering foot to a tall neck with everted rim, moulded around the exterior with six vertical panels alternately enclosing a galloping horse or flowers issuing from rockwork, all below a ruyi band at the neck.
29 cm, 11 ½ in.
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Please note this lot will be available for collection after the sale from New Bond Street until 9th November 2018 only, thereafter it will be transferred to Greenford Park Warehouse and available to collect from 13th November onwards.
The vase has a slight lean to one side; there are a few glaze flaws including a 1.2 cm., glaze pull on the ruyi band around the neck and some iron spots; and some tiny fritts on the mouth rim.
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