A blue and white pear shaped garlic neck 'lotus' vase Ming dynasty, wanli period | 明萬曆 青花模印蓮蓬口蒜頭瓶
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
A blue and white pear shaped garlic neck 'lotus' vase
Ming dynasty, wanli period
the body of pear-shape rising from a high spreading foot with wave band to a tall slender cylindrical neck with pierced lotus-seed pod mouth, painted around the body in rich cobalt-blue tones with six flaming Buddhist wheels amidst cloud and fire scrolls and divided by six vertical notched flanges, all between a moulded lotus lappet band at the base and six ruyi sprays divided by similar flanges at the neck
Height 27.5 cm, 10¾ in.
The body has a slight lean and there are several small frits to the tips of the lotus leaves around the lower body and neck and to the edges of the notched flanges. The glaze has lost its shine above the foot. The footring has two small drilled holes.
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Bonhams London, 5th November 2007, lot 189.
Jean-Paul Desroches, Two Americans in Paris, A Quest for Asian Art, 2016, Paris, no. 294.
Jean-Paul Desroches編《Two Americans in Paris，A Quest for Asian Art》，2016年，巴黎，圖版294
From the Land of Asia, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montréal, 17th November 2016 - 19th March 2017.
From the Land of Asia, Kimbell Art Museum, Texas, 4th March – 19th August 2018.
《From the Land of Asia》，Pointe-à-Callière 博物館，蒙特利爾，2016年11月17 - 2017年3月19日
《From the Land of Asia》，Kimbell美術館，德克薩斯，2018年3月4 - 8月19日