A rare pair of white-glazed crackled garlic mouth vase Early Qing dynasty, 17th century | 清早期 十七世紀 白釉蒜頭瓶一對
5,000 to - 7,000 EUR
Property from a French private collection
A rare pair of white-glazed crackled garlic mouth vase
Early Qing dynasty, 17th century
each elegantly potted with a pear-shaped body supported on small foot, rising to a broad waisted neck and garlic mouth, applied overall with an attractive crackled white glaze, stopping neatly above the footrim revealing a greyish-white body, the base concave and partly glazed
38.4 cm, 15⅛ in.
Paire de vase à col bulbe et glaçure blanche craquelée, début de la dynastie Qing, XVIIE siècle
清早期 十七世紀 白釉蒜頭瓶一對
38.4 公分， 15⅛英寸
Scattered firing flaws, glaze pulls. One ca. 1 cm burst glaze bubble to the shoulder of one vase. There are two hairline cracks to the rim and several hairline cracks to the foot of the other vase, with some frittings to the rim.
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Acquired by the grand father of the present owner in Paris during the 1960s, and thence by family descent.
These are nice example of Southern China ware, sometimes called Tu Ding in the past, 'earthen Ding', most likely produced in the Guangdong area, possibly the Chaozhou kilns, during the early Qing dynasty. A related vase both in shape and glaze, although of smaller size, is in the collection of the Chaozhou Museum, illustrated in Nan guo ci zhen Chaozhou ciqi jingcui/Fine Porcelain from Chaozhou Kilns, Guangzhou, 2011, p. 127.
此為中國南方瓷器佳例，古時亦稱「土定」器，相信清代早期製於廣東地區，或為潮州製。潮州博物館藏有一例，形狀和釉料相似，尺寸較小，圖載於《南國瓷珍. 潮州窰瓷器精萃》， 廣州，2011年，頁127