A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURAL' DOUBLE-GOURD VASE, MING DYNASTY, CHONGZHEN PERIOD
A BLUE AND WHITE 'FIGURAL' DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
MING DYNASTY, CHONGZHEN PERIOD
Height 13⅝ in., 34.5 cm
The rim with a shallow chip apprx. 0.6 cm long, and a few scattered frits. A fine line of restoration around the waist, visible under UV light but not visible to the interior, possibly to consolidate a firing crack. The inner footring with a shallow chip, likely inherent from firing. The vase leans slightly. Wear to glaze and overall with minor expected imperfections.
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New York Private Collection, acquired in the 1950s, and thence by descent.