Two bottle vases circa 1700-20

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Lot 7
Two bottle vases circa 1700-20

Sold for £ 77 (US$ 96) inc. premium
Two bottle vases
circa 1700-20
of plain pear shape, one with underglaze blue circular medallions incorporated into an elaborate design of hanging plant motifs and scroll designs in colours and gold, 20cm (restoration to neck), the other enamelled with panels of birds and peony plants in famille verte style, 12.5cm (cracked, the neck reduced, base drilled) (2),

Footnotes

  • A series of related bottles was in the Saxon royal collection before 1721. Once Japanese porcelain was exported to Holland at the end of the 17th century, customers wanted more colourful porcelain. Chinese bottles of this kind were transformed into colourful vases for Dutch mantelpieces.
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