A polychrome-enameled crackle-glazed vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century | 明十六世紀 五彩纏枝蓮紋瓶
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A polychrome-enameled crackle-glazed vase
Ming dynasty, 16th century
the base with an apocryphal Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue with a double rectangle
Height 12¼ in., 31.1 cm
The mouth reduced and polished. There is a chip to the foot, measuring 5.8 cm in length. Overall with minor firing imperfections and age-consistent wear and accretion.
經截口及打磨。足部見一磕損，長約 5.8 cm。整體見少許窰燒瑕疵及正常表面磨損及積污。
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Christie's London, 26th November 1979, lot 337.
Christie's London, 7th November 2011, lot 431.
Compare a closely related example with similar decoration and crackled glaze, illustrated in R. L. Hobson, The Wares of the Ming Dynasty, New York, 1923, pl. 17.