A BLUE AND WHITE SLEEVE VASE
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
A BLUE AND WHITE SLEEVE VASE

TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, CIRCA 1640

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A BLUE AND WHITE SLEEVE VASE
TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, CIRCA 1640
The vase is well decorated around the sides with scholars in a mountain retreat, with three scholars in pavilions on stilts at the side of a river in which two figures in boats are seen, and a fourth scholar seated on a rocky outcropping looking at a waterfall in the distance, all below two incised double lines and pendent leaves on the neck.
18 1/8 in. (46.4 cm.) high
Provenance
Sotheby's Amsterdam, 17 December 1986, lot 23.
Private collection, The Netherlands.
Feng-Chun Ma Chinese and Japanese Art, Amsterdam.

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Lot Essay

A very similar vase from a private collection is illustrated by J. Curtis in Chinese Porcelains of the Seventeenth Century, Landscapes, Scholars' Motifs and Narratives, New York, 1995, pp. 48-49, no. 4. This comparable vase is decorated with a landscape with very similar treatment of the rocks to the present vase, and has a similar indentation on the center of the base. It also bears a poetic inscription with the date 1639.

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