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Chinese 17th Century Blue and White Porcelain Tankard

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Category
Period
Reference
5932
Framed Height
19 cm (7 1/2")
Blue and White rare Chinese Transitional / Late Ming porcelain Tankard of a cylindrical or waisted form. Made during the last Ming Emperors reign - Chongzhen - at the kilns at Jingdezhen c1643

Painted with a continuous scene of two scholars in a conversation I a garden setting. the top of the tankard is painted with scrolling foliage and around the base stylized lappets.

excellent colour and potting of a rare item.



Framed Height
19 cm (7 1/2")
Year
c 1643
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Provenance
From The Arthur Sprigs Collection which he had purchased from Hopkins in Oxford during the 1950s

For comparable see lot 3534 Christies New York sale on 16th March 2015 - An Era of Inspiration from the Collection of Julia and John Curtis
Literature
See J Harrison -Hall Ming ceramics in the British Museum - London 2001 page 359 12:11. For comparable see lot 3534 Christies New York sale on 16th March 2015 - An Era of Inspiration from the Collection of Julia and John Curtis
Condition
Overall excellent. firings around the base of the handle and stress lines towards the top which are barely visible

A small glaze chip by the hole in the handle probably done after firing.