• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5916

    Christie's Interiors

    3 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 164

    A RARE CHINESE SILVER MOUNTED BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLE VASE

    LATE 16TH CENTURY

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    A RARE CHINESE SILVER MOUNTED BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLE VASE
    LATE 16TH CENTURY
    The pear shaped body moulded with eight alternating panels of different fish amongst water plants and peony, lotus and chrysanthemum sprays, the tubular neck with floral designs
    11¾in. (30cm.) high.


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    Literature; Maura Rinaldi, Kraak Porcelain, A Moment in the History Trade, London, 1989, p. 190, pl.249.
    Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkaki Saray Museum, Istanbul, ed. J. Ayers, London, 1986, no. 1290.
    Catalogue Notes; The unusual design of this bottle can be found in a similar piece in the National Museum in Jakarta, in the Topkapi Saray Museum in Istanbul, and in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. These bottles should have a date within the last quarter of the sixteenth century. This would be indicated by the English silver mount of the piece in the Metropolitan Museum, which may be dated c.1585.

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