• Lot 107

    A blue and white double-bodied cruet bottle


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    A blue and white double-bodied cruet bottle
    With two necks curved to the right and to the left rising from a pear-shaped body painted with flowering branches, supported on a splayed foot encircled by a keyfret-pattern band, rim restoration
    21 cm. high

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    This bottle is based on a Western glass original. Such double-bodied glass bottles for oil and vinegar are not uncommon in the Seventeenth Century. See Howard and Ayers, China for the West, 1979, p.59, pl. 14; and Jörg & Van Campen, Chinese Ceramics in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, London, 1997, nr. 293, p. 257

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