A blue and white globular long-necked vase Mid 17th century
Lot 35
A blue and white globular long-necked vase
Mid 17th century
Sold for £15,000 (US$ 21,971) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman 紳士藏品
A blue and white globular long-necked vase
Mid 17th century
Painted all around the compressed globular body with a dignitary and five servants and warriors following two grooms guiding a horse through a wooded grove. 35cm (13½in) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: a Belgian private collection

    十七世紀中期 青花人物故事圖長頸瓶

    來源: 比利時私人收藏

    This type of globular vase, with a long neck featuring a bulbous middle, was a direct imitation of a sixteenth century Turkish form, and was made in China only during the High Transitional period, specifically for export to Holland.

    Compare a vase of very similar shape and decoration, particularly to the neck, illustrated by Sir Michael Butler, Seventeenth Century Porcelain from the Butler Family Collection, Alexandria, 1990, pl.38. Another pair of vases in the British Museum is illustrated by J.Harrison-Hall, Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, London, 2001, pp.385-386, nos.12:81 and 12:82.
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