24 March 2004
A BLUE AND WHITE MING-STYLE BOTTLE VASE
GUANGXU SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)
The body decorated with a wide band of composite foliate scroll above a petal-lappet band, below ribbed borders and decorative bands on the shoulder, with a wide band of upright leaves on the waisted neck below a ruyi collar and a wave band, the underglaze blue with simulated 'heaping and piling'
15½ in. (39.4 cm.) high
Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 24-25 November 1987, lot 131.
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Compare the similar Guangxu vase in the National Palace Museum, illustrated by van Oort, Chinese Porcelain of the 19th and 20th Centuries, The Netherlands, 1977, pl. 47.
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