13 May 2008
A BLUE AND WHITE MING-STYLE BOTTLE VASE
UNDERGLAZE BLUE TONGZHI SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1862-1874)
The bulbous body painted in the 15th century style with a broad band of composite foliate scroll above a petal lappet band and classic scroll on the foot, with further foliate scroll above a ruyi band on the shoulder and upright leaves rising from a band of key fret on the neck below a wave band at the flared mouth
15½ in. (39.4 cm.) high
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