• Lot 100

    A blanc-de-chine wine-pot and cover

    CIRCA 1630

    Price Realised  


    A blanc-de-chine wine-pot and cover
    Circa 1630
    Shaped as a cylindrical scroll tied at the centre with a ribbon, the handle and spout modelled as two qilong, the cover with silver mounting
    11.8 cm. high

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    A similar wine-pot is from the collection of Carl Kempe, Stockholm no. 595 and illustrated by Bo Gyllensvard in Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, p.181; another example of this type with an arched dragon finial is illustrated by Donnelly, Blanc de Chine, New York, 1967, pl. 60 C.
    A ewer of this form, with simple knop, was found by Captain Michael Hatcher in 1983 in the cargo of a shipwreck in the South China Seas in which two pieces were dated by inscription to 1643, illustrated by J. Ayers, Blanc de Chine, Some Reflections, T.O.C.S., vol. 51, 1986-1987, pl. 7 (bottom right), together with the example in the Victoria and Albert Museum, W.B. Honey, Guide to Later Chinese Porcelain, London, 1927, pl. 109. The Hatcher example was sold in our Amsterdam rooms, March 14, 1984, lot 303.
    A similar wine-pot was sold in these Rooms, 31 October 2006, lot 224.

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