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AN UNUSUAL IRON-RED AND BLUE AND WHITE HEXAGONAL DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
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AN UNUSUAL IRON-RED AND BLUE AND WHITE HEXAGONAL DOUBLE-GOURD VASE

WANLI (1573-1619)

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AN UNUSUAL IRON-RED AND BLUE AND WHITE HEXAGONAL DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
Wanli (1573-1619)
The lower body painted with alternate panels of fruiting peach and floral sprays, the stems forming shou characters, below a band of ribboned "objects" and peach sprays encircling the waist and further fruit and flower panels on the upper body, each facet reserved on an iron-red ground, the neck with a blue key pattern
9 1/8in. (23cm.) high
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Lot Essay

A very similar vase in blue and white only, unmarked like the present example but dated to the Wanli period, is illustrated in Wenwu, 1993:11, p. 93, fig. 3. Besides the addition of iron-red the present example also has a longer and more elegant neck then the vase illustrated in Wenwu
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