14 - 15 June 2016
TWO CHINESE 'IMARI' APOTHECARY BOTTLE VASES
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
Each decorated with iron-red and blue with formal arrangement of lotus vine bearing blossoms, with a lappet border and a tasseled gilt collar around the necks
10¼ in. (26 cm.) high, the slightly larger (2)
With applied paper label for Benjamin F. Edwards III Collection.
The Hodroff Collection Chinese Export Porcelain From The Collection of Leo & Doris Hodroff sale; Christie's New York, 24 January 2007, lot 149.
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A European form used for liquid medicines and made in both Japan and China, most often in the 17th century, these bottles were sometimes inscribed with the names of potential contents or of an owner.
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