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'Long Eliza' Vases

 

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The decoration on the vases in this category show one of the most popular motifs used for decoration on export porcelain during the Kangxi period. Slender Chinese women in a garden may reflect a literary source, or may merely be depictions of beautiful ladies, but in combination with a dancing boy, his arm in the long sleeves of his garment, this motif probably comes from a deeper, older cultural layer. As recent research has shown, the dancing boy is connected to New Year's festivities and exorcism practises. In this context, the woman may be a personification of Xiwangmu, The Queen Mother of the West and a symbol of immortality. In the Netherlands, the lady and the boy were known by their Dutch names 'Lange Lijs' and 'Zotje', names that were taken over in English as 'Long Eliza' and 'the Fool'. They were the epitome of Chinese exoticism for the Western beholder and served as a model for numerous imitations in chinoiserie settings. (Jörg 2011/2, p. 37)

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Object 201040

 

Baluster vase

 

China

 

c.1700

 

Height 162 mm (6.38 inch), diameter 79 mm (3.11 inch), diameter of mouthrim 36 mm (1.42 inch), diameter of footring 45 mm (1.77 inch)

 

Baluster shaped vase on footring with a flaring bulb neck. Decorated in underglaze blue with six moulded lotus petal shaped panels filled with a flowerpot on a stand alternating with two panels filled with a 'Long Eliza' figure. Marked on the base with the symbol mark: Artemisia leaf in underglaze blue. The baluster vase stands crooked due to the firing process.

 

Condition: A hairline to the rim, two tiny spots on its rim caused by plopping bubbles of glaze during the firing process and two tiny firing flaws to the centre of the base.

 

References:

Davison 1994, cat. 1804

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, cat. 91

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 201088

 

Vase

 

China

 

1700-1710

 

Height 125 mm (4.92 inch), diameter 55 mm (2.17 inch), diameter of mouthrim 30 mm (1.18 inch), diameter of footring 40 mm (1.58 inch)

 

Vase on a high, splayed foot, recessed base, a flat knob between the foot and the elongated ovoid body. Fitted with Dutch silver mounts (unmarked). The original cover is missing. Decorated in underglaze blue with around the foot a lotus leaves pattern border, on the neck and shoulder blooming flowers. On the body six moulded panels showing a flowerpot on a stand alternating with two panels filled with a 'Long Eliza' figure.

 

For an identically shaped and decorated vase, please see;

Condition: Perfect.

 

References:

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, cat. 91

Staatliche Schlöser und Gärten 1998, Kat. Nr. 80

 

Price: Sold. 

 

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Object 201089  

 

Vase

 

China

 

c.1700

 

Height 110 mm (4.33 inch), diameter 55 mm (2.16 inch), diameter of mouthrim 37 mm (1.45 inch), diameter of footring 37 mm (1.45 inch)

 

Vase on a high, splayed foot, recessed base, a flat knob between the foot and the elongated ovoid body. Neck with everted mouth with a straight standing rim. Rim unglazed inside for cover, now missing. Decorated in underglaze blue with around the foot two floral sprays, on the body four moulded panels showing a flowerpot on a stand alternating with 'Long Eliza' figures standing in a fenced garden. On the shoulder and neck blooming flowers. Around the rim a continuous clouds pattern border.

 

Condition: Three tiny glaze frits to the footring.

 

Reference:

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, cat. 91

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2010477

 

Vase

 

China 

 

c.1700

  

Height 90 mm (3.54 inch), diameter: 68 mm ( 2.68 inch), diameter of mouthrim 40 mm (1.57 inch), diameter of footring 40 mm (1.57 inch)

 

Baluster shaped vase on footring with a spreading foot and a wide mouth. The rim unglazed inside for cover, now missing. Decorated in underglaze blue with a banana and a pine tree growing from pierced rockwork and two 'Long Eliza' figures holding a flower.

 

Condition: Perfect.

 

Reference:

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, cat. 91

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2010535

 

Vase

 

China

 

c.1700

 

Height 81 mm (3.19 inch), diameter 30 mm (1.18 inch), diameter of mouthrim 15 mm (0.59 inch), diameter of footring 22 mm (0.87 inch)

 

A six sided vase on a footing. Decorated in underglaze blue with six panels showing a basket filled with a flowering plant on a stand alternating with panels filled with a 'Long Eliza' figure holding a flowering branch. On the shoulder two sketchily drawn flower sprays.

 

For an identically decorated vase, please see;

Condition: Perfect.

 

References:

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1966, cat. 57

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, cat. 91

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2010630

 

Baluster vase

 

China

 

1700-1720

 

Height with cover 140 mm (5.51 inch), diameter 58 mm (2.28 inch), diameter of mouthrim 23 mm (0.91 inch), diameter of base 35 mm (1.38 inch)

 

A ribbed baluster vase on a flat unglazed base. Fitted with marked (1870) and engraved Dutch silver mounts. Decorated in underglaze blue with two 'Long Eliza' figures and two little dancing boys, in Dutch zotjes in a garden with a fence and flowering plants growing from pierced rockwork. The silver marks explained: the makers mark or year letter 'L' which stands for the date mark 1870, the sword mark was used (1814-1905) as the standard mark on articles too small for the full hallmarking. 

 

Condition: Some glaze rough spots to the ribbed body and a tiny frit to the flat foot.

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2010816

 

Vase

 

China

 

c.1700

 

Height 88 mm (3.47 inch), diameter 27 mm (1.06 inch), diameter of mouthrim 45 mm (1.77 inch), diameter of footring 30 mm (1.18 inch)

 

A six sided vase on a footing. Decorated in underglaze blue on the lower half with flower sprays, on the bulb middle section with precious objects and on the upper half with a 'Long Eliza' figure alternating with a flower basket on a table. On the interior rim leafy branches and flower heads.

 

Condition: A frit to the footring, one glaze rough spot to the bulb middle section and two to the rim.

 

Reference:

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, cat. 91

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2010302

 

Vase

 

China

 

1700-1710

 

Height 93 mm (3.66 inch), diameter 28 mm (1.10 inch), diameter of mouthrim 17 mm (0.67 inch), diameter of footring 27 mm (1.06 inch)

 

Small hexagonal baluster shaped vase on a hexagonal foot. Fitted with a Dutch silver mount (unmarked). Decorated in underglaze blue with six panels showing a basket filled with a flowering plant on a stand alternating with panels with a 'Long Eliza' figure holding a flower. On the foot and round the shoulder a zig-zag lines pattern border.

 

For an identically decorated vase, please see;

Condition: A firing flaw (tiny glaze imperfection) and a fleabite to the foot.

 

References:

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, cat. 91

Staatliche Schlöser und Gärten 1998, Kat. Nr. 81

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 2010279

 

Vase

 

China 

 

c.1700

 

Height 118 mm (4.65 inch), diameter 43 mm (1.69 inch), diameter of mouthrim 11 mm (0.43 inch), diameter of footring 40 mm (1.58 inch)

 

Moulded cylindrical vase on footring with a tapering neck. Fitted with Dutch silver mounts (unmarked). Decorated in underglaze blue with six moulded panels filled with flowering branches alternating with two panels filled with a 'Long Eliza' figure. Marked on the base with the single character mark: Yu, (Jade (Yuan to Qing)), in underglaze blue.

 

The Yu, 'jade', character mark is traditionally called the F-mark in the Netherlands and is very common on good-quality blue and white Kangxi export porcelain. (Jörg & Van Campen 1997, p.115)

 

For a similarly shaped, sized and decorated vase, please see:

Condition: Perfect.

 

References:

Jansen 1976, cat. 241

Davison 1994, cat. 33

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, cat. 91 & 116

 

Price: Sold.

 

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Object 201039

 

Double-gourd vase

 

China

 

c.1700

 

Height 120 mm (4.72 inch), diameter 51 mm (2.01 inch), diameter of mouthrim 30 mm (1.18 inch), diameter of footring 35 mm (1.38 inch)

 

Double-gourd vase on footring. The rim unglazed inside for cover, now missing. Decorated in underglaze blue with around the foot and waist a cloud pattern border. On the body six moulded panels alternately filled with a flowerpot on a stand and 'Long Eliza' figures. On the neck panels alternately filled with flower sprays and little dancing boys. Around the rim a zig-zag lines pattern border. Marked on the base with the single character mark: Yu, (Jade (Yuan to Qing)), in a double circle, underglaze blue.

 

The Yu, 'jade', character mark is traditionally called the F-mark in the Netherlands and is very common on good-quality blue and white Kangxi export porcelain. (Jörg & Van Campen 1997, p.115)

 

Condition: A hairline to the rim and a firing flaw to the body and footring.

 

References:

Davison 1994, cat. 33

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, cat. 91 & 116

 

Price: Sold.

 

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