18 June 2002
A TRANSITIONAL BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLE VASE
The pear-shaped body painted in inky tones with 'The Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove', the figures standing and seated in a rocky landscape with books and in conversation beneath a willow tree, the tall waisted neck with upright tulip sprays
14½ in. (37 cm.) high
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Compare the similar bottle vase illustrated by Krahl and Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, London, 1986, vol.II, p.808, fig.1623.
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