London, South Kensington
12 November 2004
A blue and white vase, Wanli
of baluster form with flaring foot and tapering neck, painted with bands of phoenix and mythical beasts amongst cloud scrolls and foaming waves, the neck with scrolling, entwined peony sprays -- 17¾in. (45cms) high.
For a similarly shaped vase see 'Ming Ceramics in the British Museum', J. Harrison-Hall, page 289, fig. 11.30.
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