A blue and white faceted pear-shaped vase, Yuan dynasty | 元 青花花卉紋八棱玉壺春瓶
A blue and white faceted pear-shaped vase
of octagonal section, each facet painted with an upright petal lappet below a tall rectangular panel enclosing a blossoming floral sprig framed by foliate brackets at the corners, four pendent petal lappets encircling the constricted neck, upright plantain leaves at the rim, bands of keyfret or classic scroll dividing each register of decoration, the rim reduced, wood stand (2)
Height 10⅜ in., 26.3 cm
Overall broken into sections and restored. The mouth reduced as illustrated.
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