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Ming Kraak Blue and White Porcelain Bottle Vase

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Category
Period
Reference
5762
Framed Height
27 cm (10 3/4")
Late Ming early Transitional blue and white porcelain garlic necked bottle vase made at Jingdezhen during the reign of the Emperor Chongzhen, the last of the Ming Emperors for export to Europe.

Most Kraak bottle vase are straight necked this has what Europeans term a garlic or onion neck due to the round section at the top. This is painted with a petal type decoration to make it look like a closed bud of the lotus flower.

the main body is painted in panels with an alternating design of either items associated with the scholar or flowering sprays of auspicious flowers.

This type of design for Kraak bottle vases is found on the original Hatcher Cargo which sank c1642 so giving a good time line.

Excellent quality and condition very good example
Framed Height
27 cm (10 3/4")
Year
c 1640
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Literature
See Rinaldi on Kraak porcelain who illustrates this design and shape
Condition
Overall perfect small firing flaw to one panel