12 September 2019
A RARE LARGE WUCAI 'GARLIC-HEAD' VASE
WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)
The vase is heavily potted with a pear-shaped body rising to a cylindrical neck surmounted by a garlic-bulb-form mouth, and is decorated in underglaze blue and iron-red, yellow, green and brown enamels with a pond scene of various fish, crabs and shrimp amidst aquatic plants.
22 ¼ in. (56.5 cm.) high
Russell Tyson (1867-1963) Collection, Chicago, before 1954.
The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned in 1954.
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