A blue and white cylindrical vase, rolwagen Circa 1640

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Lot 25
A blue and white cylindrical vase, rolwagen
Circa 1640

Sold for £ 7,920 (US$ 11,153) inc. premium
Qing blue and white
A blue and white cylindrical vase, rolwagen
Circa 1640
Finely painted around the exterior with two ladies standing amidst rocky outcrops and beneath plantain trees, one holding a bawu and looking at a magnificent phoenix in flight above, with incised borders at the shoulder and foot.
46.9cm (18½in) high.

Footnotes

  • For an extensive discussion about the emergence of these wares, and the possible origin of this otherwise inexplicable name from rotating vases with continuous designs, in Dutch called 'rolvasen', see C.Sheaf, Reflections on Transitional Blue and White, Arts of Asia, Jan/Feb 2009.
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