20 November 2012
A Chinese late Ming blue and white bottle vase
Late 16th Century
Pear-shaped, painted all-over with a stylised blossem-pattern
30.3 cm. high
S.C. Bosch Reitz (1860 - 1938) and by descent to the present owner.
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For a similar vase with slighty different decoration in the Topkapi Museum, Istanbul, please refer to R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul, Vol. II, p. 733.
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