13 May 2008,
Price realised GBP 3,750
GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A MATCHED PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLE VASES
Of globular form with tall slender garlic necks, each painted with vases and jardinieres of flowers and precious objects, between ascending and descending triangular lappets reserve-decorated with lotus, the necks with similar petal-shaped lappets below 'cracked-ice' on the bulbous section and triangular lappets below the flaring rim
13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) high (2)
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An almost identical vase is illustrated by Krahl and Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, London, 1986, vol. III, cat. no. 2161, p. 1013.
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