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Miniature Doll's House Vases

 

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At the beginning of the 18th century, there was a fashion among wealthy Dutch ladies to have models made on the scale of a house, the so called "doll's houses". The rooms of these doll's houses were furnished with miniature pieces of porcelain, furniture, paintings, upholstery and all other sorts of objects that would have belonged to the interior of a wealthy home. These doll's houses were very costly and certainly not meant for children to play with but were proudly displayed for friends and visitors and regarded as extremely luxurious items - counterparts of the cabinets of curiosities that were a fashionable hobby of rich men. Only a few of these doll's houses have been preserved. One example can be found in the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague showing an 18th century room with porcelain miniatures in cupboards and on brackets along the wall. In reality the majority of these "miniature doll's house vases" would have been part of the interior. A good example of an authentic porcelain room is the famous cabinet in Pommersfelden Castle, Germany, where groups of pieces on brackets are surrounded by these miniature vases lining the borders of the consoles. (Jörg & Flecker 2001, pp.50-51)

2010157A/B/C
2010157A/B/C

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Object 2010157A/B/C

 

Three miniature "doll's house" vases

 

China

 

1700-1720

 

2010157A: height 90 mm (3.54 inch), diameter 32 mm (1.26 inch), diameter of mouthrim 8 mm (0.32 inch), diameter of base 20 mm ( 0.79 inch)

 

Three miniature "doll's house" vases on flat unglazed bases. All fitted with an unmarked silver neck. Decorated in underglaze blue with flowering plants and a single butterfly. On the necks two flower sprays.

 

Among the ceramic cargo of the Ca Mau shipwreck (1725) identical shaped miniature doll's house vases decorated with stylised flowers and foliage within fine borders were found. (Amsterdam 2007, p.186)

 

Condition: Two vases each have a frit to the outside rim (only visible under the silver neck), one with a glaze rough spot to the foot.

 

References:

Jörg & Flecker 2001, pp.50-51

Amsterdam 2007, p.186

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2011113 and 2011114
2011113 and 2011114

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Objects 2011113 and 2011114

 

A pair of double-gourd "miniature doll's" house vases

 

China

 

1700-1720

 

2011113 Height 68 mm (2.68 inch), diameter 35 mm (1.38 inch), diameter of mouthrim 12 mm (0.47 inch), diameter of footring 11 mm (0.43 inch)

2011114 Height: 68 mm (2.68 inch), diameter 33 mm (1.30 inch), diameter of mouthrim 12 mm (0.47 inch),

diameter of footring 11 mm (0.43 inch)

 

A pair of double-gourd, miniature "doll's house" vases on footrings. The rim in underglaze brown (jia mangkou). Decorated in underglaze blue and celadon. The globular lower parts in a celadon ground, on the shoulders a trellis pattern border with four cartouches each filled with a single flower head. The central parts are decorated with a trellis pattern border and the tall flaring necks with hanging leaves. (Sargent 2012, p.183

 

Condition:

2011113: A frit to the inner footring.

2011114: Shallow glaze frits, a chip and a fleabite to the central part.

 

References:

Jörg & Flecker 2001, pp.50-51

Sargent 2012, p.183

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2010215F and 2010215G
2010215F and 2010215G

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Objects 2010215F and 2010215G

 

A pair of miniature "doll's house" vases

 

China

 

1700-1720

 

2010215F: Height 66 mm (2.60 inch), diameter 31 mm (1.22 inch), diameter of mouthrim 16 mm (0.63 inch),  diameter of footring 17 mm (0.67 inch)

2010215G: Height 70 mm (2.76 inch), diameter 33 mm (1.30 inch), diameter of mouthrim 15 mm (0.59 inch), diameter of footring 19 mm (0.75 inch)

 

A pair of miniature "doll's house" vases with bulb necks on footrings. Decorated in underglaze-blue with a continuous decoration of antiquities. Round the shoulders a small border with zig-zag lines. The necks are decorated with three rows of lotus leaves.

 

Condition:

2010215F: Three tiny shallow glaze rough spots round the rim, and two tiny firing flaws to the outer rim.

2010215G: Two shallow glaze rough spots round the rim, a firing flaw to the body and some popped bubbles of glaze just above the footring.

 

Reference:

Jörg & Flecker 2001, pp.50-52

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2010854 and 2010855
2010854 and 2010855

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Objects 2010854 and 2010855

 

A pair of double-gourd "miniature doll's" house vases

 

China

 

c.1700

 

2010854 Height: 40 mm (1.57 inch), diameter 22 mm (0.87 inch), diameter of mouthrim 5 mm (0.19 inch), diameter of footring 14 mm (0.55 inch)

2010855 Height 47 mm (1.85 inch), diameter 25 mm (0.98 inch), diameter of mouthrim 7 mm (0.28 inch), diameter of footring 14 mm (0.55 inch)

 

A pair of double-gourd, miniature "doll's house" vases with moulded form on flat unglazed bases. The rims in underglaze brown (jia mangkou). Decorated in underglaze blue with a single flower spray in each moulded panel. On the necks a single flower spray. (Sargent 2012, p.183)  

 

Condition:

2010854: Perfect.

2010855: A glaze hairline only visible on the outside.

 

References:

Jörg & Flecker 2001, pp.50-51

Sargent 2012, p.183

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2010661A and 2010662A
2010661A and 2010662A

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Objects 2010661A and 2010662A

 

A pair miniature "doll's house" vases 

 

China

 

1700-1720

 

2010661A Height 53 mm (2.08 inch), diameter 28 mm (1.10 inch), diameter of mouthrim 7 mm (0.30 inch), diameter of foot: 19 mm (0.74 inch)

2010662A Height 56 mm (2.20 inch), diameter 29 mm (1.14 inch), diameter of mouthrim 7 mm (0.30 inch), diameter of foot 17 mm (0.67 inch)

 

A pair of miniature "doll's house" vases on unglazed bases. Decorated in underglaze-blue with flowering plants and flying insects. On the necks two flower sprays and around the rims a zig-zag lines pattern border.

 

Condition:  

2010661A: Two rough glaze spots to the body and some glaze rough spots to the underside of the belly caused by popped bubbles of glaze during to the firing process.

2011662A: A glaze rough spot to the underside of the belly and a shallow frit or firing flaw to the rim.

 

Reference:

Jörg & Flecker 2001, pp.50-51

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2010637
2010637

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Object 2010637

 

A miniature "doll's house" vase

 

China

 

c.1700

 

Height 47 mm (1.85 inch), diameter 22 mm (0.87 inch), diameter of rim 6 mm (0.24 inch), diameter of base 14 mm (0.55 inch), weight 15 grams (0.53 ounce (oz.))

 

Moulded miniature "doll's house" vase on a flat unglazed base. Decorated in underglaze blue, on the body moulded panels filled with flowering branches and stems, the long neck is undecorated.

 

Condition: Perfect.

 

Reference:

Jörg & Flecker 2001, pp.50-51

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2012022
2012022

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Object 2012022

 

A miniature "doll's house" vase

 

China

 

c.1700

 

Height 53 mm (2.09 inch), diameter 26 mm (1.02 inch), diameter of mouthrim 4 mm (0.16 inch), diameter of base 15 mm (0.59 inch)

 

Moulded miniature "doll's house" vase on a flat unglazed base. Decorated in underglaze blue. Four moulded panels are filled with a standing "Long Eliza figure and two with a flower spray. On the neck two flower sprays.

 

This decoration shows one of the most popular motifs of that time, the slender Chinese woman, holding a flower. In Dutch she was called a Lange Lijs, which became 'Long Eliza' in English. (Jörg & Van Campen 1997, p.101)

 

Condition: Perfect.

 

Reference:

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, cat. 91

Jörg & Flecker 2001, pp.50-51

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2010157D
2010157D

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Object 2010157D

 

A miniature "doll's house" vase

 

China

 

c.1700

 

Height 52 mm (2.05 inch), diameter 25 mm (0.98 inch), diameter of mouthrim 12 mm (0.47 inch), diameter of base 17 mm (0.67 inch)

 

Moulded miniature "doll's house" vase on flat unglazed base. Fitted with an unmarked silver mount. Decorated in underglaze blue with six moulded panels filled with flowers sprays. Around the neck a two flower sprays.

 

Condition: A frit with a tiny hairline to the outside rim (only visible under the silver neck).

 

Reference:

Jörg & Flecker 2001, pp.50-51

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2012021
2012021

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Object 2012021

 

A miniature "doll's house" vase 

 

China

 

1700-1720

 

Height 52 mm (2.04 inch), diameter 28 mm (1.10 inch), diameter of mouthrim 5 mm (0.20 inch), diameter of foot 14 mm (0.55 inch)

 

A miniature "doll's house" vase on footring. Decorated in underglaze-blue with flowering plants and a tied ribbon.

 

Condition: Perfect. 

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2012023
2012023

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Object 2012023

 

Double-gourd vase

 

China

 

1700-1720

 

Height 53 mm (2.09 inch), diameter 25 mm (0.98 inch), diameter of mouthrim 5 mm (0.20 inch), diameter of foot 15 mm (0.59 inch)

 

A double-gourd miniature "doll's house" vase on a flat unglazed base. Decorated in underglaze blue with two floral sprays. Around the neck two flower sprays.

 

Condition: Perfect.

 

Price: Sold.

 

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