Sold Ceramics - Sold Blue and White Kangxi Period 1662-1722 - Other Vases - Page 1
Objects 2011273 and 2011274
A pair of miniature baluster vases
2011273: Height 86 mm (3.39 inch), diameter 38 mm (1.50 inch), diameter of mouthrim 45 mm (1.77 inch), diameter of footring 26 mm (1.02 inch)
2011274: Height 86 mm (3.39 inch), diameter 39 mm (1.54 inch), diameter of mouthrim 46 mm (1.81 inch), diameter of footring 27 mm (1.06 inch)
A pair of miniature baluster vases on footring with a long wide neck and a trumpet mouth. Decorated in underglaze blue with flowering scrolls and insects in flight. On the rim a zig-zag lines pattern border.
Vases of this shape are called yen-yen. The type originated in the middle of the 17th century and developed from a vase with a depressed body to a more harmonious, elongated shape with a body and neck of the same height. The vases represent the mature phase, which would continue until the late Kangxi period. The shape was not part of Qianlong assortment, but was revived in 19th century copies. (Jörg & Van Campen 1997, p.98)
2011273: Three shallow rough spots to the rim
2011274: A rough spot and a tiny spot on the rim, caused by a popped bubble of glaze during the firing process.