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Transitional / Kangxi small double gourd vase

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Category
Period
Reference
5499
Framed Height
10 cm (3 1/1")
Late transitional early Kangxi blue and white double gourd small vase. Probably made for the scholars table as the height is such that it is small rather than miniature. the intense blue painting of a single large flower probably lotus is unusual and again suggests scholarly rather than the miniature vase used as a trades mans sample for the west.



The painting and form is very well done although from one angle there would appear to be a slight off potting of the top section but it is not visible from the front of the vase. The small vases were notoriously difficult to make and many were imperfect with many firing deformities.



The base is flat and unglazed. Overall a most attractive scholars item

Framed Height
10 cm (3 1/1")
Year
c 1680
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Condition
Perfect