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AN UNUSUAL DOUCAI BEAKER VASE, GU

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AN UNUSUAL DOUCAI BEAKER VASE, GU
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The flared neck decorated with scholars examining and discussing "antiques", while on the spreading foot young boys play around a table of scholar's objects, the two scenes separated by a lotus pond on the rounded central section, all in underglaze blue line filled in with doucai glazes of rich tone, with a pale brown glaze on the rim, base unglazed
18 3/8in. (46.7cm.) high

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For a larger beaker vase painted in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels with people in a landscape setting on the flared neck, and with prunus and peony on the middle and lower section, see Collection of Chinese and Other Far Eastern Art, Yamanaka, 1943, Catalogue, no. 1032. Another beaker vase, similarly decorated in underglaze blue and overglaze enamels, including aubergine, was included in Eastern Ceramics and Other Works of Art from the Collection of Gerald Reitlinger, Ashmolean Museum, July 18 - September 13, 1981, Catalogue, no. 39
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