|Blue and White Porcelain - Wanli period 1573-1620|
Four-sides bottle with underglaze blue decoration.
Domed shoulders and a long tapering tubular, narrow cylindrical neck and stand on a rectangular foot with a flat unglazed base. Each face is painted in underglaze blue with flowers issuing from Chinese rocks and flying insects.
The form of the square bottle is modelled on that of European glass ware, known also from European stoneware and faience. Such bottles were originally made to store alcohol on long sea voyages where their square shape made them easy to stow and less likely to break, it would have been fitted with a pewter screw top. Ridging around the neck imitates the scoring for a screw top. However, although the form of the bottle is entirely European, the decoration is strictly confined to the Chinese repertoire. Minor loss of glaze to the edge of the bottle is typical of Wanli blue and white kraal-type wares.
|Lot ID: 107|
|Low Estimate: GBP 2,000|
|High Estimate: GBP 3,000|
|Next Bid: GBP 750|
|Sale ID: 1|
|Sale Date: July 14, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Live Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: British Antique Dealers Association|
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|Location of Origin: Asia|
|Dimensions: W 10 cm ( 3.94'') H 26 cm (10.24'')|
|Primary Classification: Asian Art : Chinese Antiques|
|Secondary Classification: Antiques, Decorative Arts and Furniture : Ceramics and Glass : Porcelain|
|Item Condition:||There is a 6mm diameter electric wire hole filled in.|
|Price:||Price on Request|
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