• Lot 126

    RARE BOUTEILLE EN PORCELAINE BLEU BLANC

    CHINE, TRANSITION, EPOQUE TIANQI (1621-1627)

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    RARE BOUTEILLE EN PORCELAINE BLEU BLANC
    CHINE, TRANSITION, EPOQUE TIANQI (1621-1627)
    De forme quadrangulaire, chaque face ornée d'un léopard, d'une qilin et de deux autres animaux mythiques représentés dans des paysages, les pourtours rehaussés de frises de motifs géométriques, le dessus agrémenté de ruyi et de diverses frises, le col moulé en forme de bambou ; petites égrenures
    Hauteur: 31 cm. (12¼ in.)


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    Square bottles such as this were based on Dutch gin bottles and were one of the earliest European shapes made in China during the 17th century. Another square bottle with similar 'screw' neck, but with rounded shoulder and painted with different decoration was included in the exhibition, Chinese Ceramics of the Transitional Period: 1620-1683, China House Gallery, China Institute in America, 21 October - 29 January 1984, no.5. The present example is a more refined shape and the painting also is a very different style than that on the cited example.
    Compare, also, a pair of bottles of more similar shape, but with a plain cylindrical neck and painted with landscapes, included in the exhibition, Chinese Blue and White - Wan Li to K'ang Hsi, Marchant & Son, London, 1980, no.55.

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    Provenance

    Formely in the Collection of Beurdeley & Cie, Paris.


    Literature

    Cécile and Michel Beurdeley, La Céramique Chinoise - Le Guide du Connaisseur, Office du Livre, Fribourg 1978, p.211, pl.79.


    Post Lot Text

    A RARE BLUE AND WHITE SQUARE BOTTLE
    CHINA, TRANSITIONAL, TIANQI PERIOD (1621-1627)