A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURAL' DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, CIRCA 1640
過渡期 約1640年 青花馬躍壇溪圖葫蘆瓶
the lower bulb painted with a narrative scene from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, depicting Liu Bei riding on the Dilu horse jumping over the Tanxi (Tan Brook), chased by Cai Mao and an attendant solider on the river bank, with Zhao Yun arriving behind attempting to rescue Liu Bei, the upper bulb with a reclining scholar and an attendant in a landscape, all below a wide band of stylized tulip sprays around the neck
Height 13¼ in., 33.7 cm
Two shallow flakes to the rim, the larger approx. 0.6 cm long. Minor wear and scattered imperfections, mostly to the base.
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New York Private Collection, acquired in the 1950s, and thence by descent.