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New objects will be added on a nearly daily basis, latest addition: August 12, 2020.

2011596
2011596

Soft-paste / Steatitic / Pâte tendre 1700-1800 - Page 1

 

Object 2011596

 

Flask

 

China 

 

1700-1720

 

Height 112 mm (4.41 inch), diameter 40 mm (1.57 inch), diameter of mouthrim 10 mm (0.40 inch), diameter of footring 35 mm (1.38 inch), weight 102 grams (3.60 ounce (oz.)), 

 

Cylindrical flask on a footring with a short neck. Contemporary Dutch silver mount (unmarked). Decorated in underglaze blue with a 'Long Eliza' figure alternating with a flowerpot on a low table or antiquities. On the shoulder three precious objects and around the neck a silk worm pattern border. Marked on the base with the four-character mark: Cheng hua nian zhi, (Prepared during the Chenghua reign of the Great Ming Dynasty (1465-1487)), underglaze blue.

  

For a similarly, soft-paste, steatiticpâte tendreshaped and decorated flask, please see:

Condition: A firing flaw and a frit to the inner footring.

 

References:

Jansen 1976, cat. 221 

Oort & Kater 1982, p.155

Davison 1994, cat. 86033

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, p. 117

Sargent 2012, p.304

 

Price: reduced from € 699 - $ 785 - £ 610 now with 50% discount to € 349 - $ 410 - £ 314

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2011028
2011028

Batavia Brown (Capucin wares) 1700-1800 - Page 1

 

Object 2011028

 

Covered jar

 

China

 

1730-1745

 

Height including the cover 132 mm (5.20 inch), height excluding the cover 95 mm (3.74 inch), diameter 117 mm (4.61 inch), diameter of rim: 113 mm (4.45 inch), diameter of footring 68 mm (2.68 inch), weight with cover 497 grams (17.53 ounce (oz.)), weight cover 164 grams (5.79 ounce (oz.))

 

Covered jar on footring. A domed cover with ring knob. Batavia Brown covered with underglaze dark brown. Polychrome decorated in various, famille rose, overglaze enamels with flowering plants in all leaf-shaped medallions on the body and cover.

 

Porcelain decorated in this type of underglaze dark brown has historically been called 'Batavia Brown' or "Capucijnergoed" ('Chicl-pea ware'. after the legume). Occasionally, a gold decoration has been painted on the brown glaze. The term famille rose was first coined by the 19th-century French author Albert Jacquemart, who distinguished between specific groups in his descriptions of Oriental ceramics. (Jacquemart & Le Blant 1862, pp.77-105), (Jörg 2002/2, p.120)

 

Condition: Perfect.

 

References:

Jacquemart & Le Blant 1862, pp.77-105

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1968, cat. 137

Jörg 2002/2, cat. 82

Jörg 2003/3, cat. 8

 

Price: reduced from € 399 - $ 448 - £ 348 now with 40% discount to € 239 - $ 281 - £ 215

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2011414
2011414

Chinese Imari 1700-1800 - Page 2

 

Object 2011414

 

Small dish

 

China

 

1720-1735

 

Height 28 mm (1.10 inch), diameter of rim 161 mm (6.34 inch), diameter of footring 95 mm (3.74 inch), weight 147 grams (5.19 ounce (oz.))

 

Small dish on a footring with a straight rim. Chinese Imari, decorated in underglaze blue, overglaze iron-red and gold with an open scroll showing flowering peonies  and a vase on a low table filled with flowering plant. On the sides and rim a trellis pattern border with half flower heads and triangular panels filled with a whorl pattern and half flower heads and looped bows with a zig-zag pattern in gold. The reverse is undecorated.

 

Condition: Some glaze rough spots to the rim.

 

Price: reduced from € 149 - $ 167 - £ 130 now with 50% discount to € 75 - $ 87 - £ 68

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2011947
2011947

Chinese Imari 1700-1800 - Page 2 

 

Object 2011947

 

Teapot

 

China

 

1710-1720

 

Height including the cover 119 mm (4.69 inch), diameter handle to spout 175 mm (6.89 inch), diameter of mouthrim 43 mm (1.69 inch), diameter of footring 52 mm (2.05 inch), weight with cover 414 grams (14.60 ounce (oz.)), weight cover 39 grams (1.38 ounce (oz.))

 

Teapot of globular shape on footring with low rim and a flat cover with round knob. Straight spout with a curved C-shaped handle. Chinese Imari, decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red, green and black enamel and gold enclosing two panels, one with a flowering chrysanthemum growing from a brushwood fence, the other with a flowering peony growing from a brushwood fence. The panels are divided by golden scrolls and half flower heads on an underglaze blue ground. On the handle and spout florets between scrolls. The cover is decorated en suite.

 

This brushwood fence, made up of bundles of twigs tied together is frequently combined with a bamboo trellis, an enlarged branch of a flowering peony tree and a shishi. It is a motif that occurs frequently on Kakiemon, and one which evidently appealed greatly to the European consumer, given the fact that it is often seen on European imitations of Kakiemon. (Fitski 2011, p.148)

 

Japanese Imari was exported to Europe from the last quarter of the 17th century by the Dutch. The Chinese began copying Imari porcelain - far more cheaply, just as adeptly and in an ever larger range of shapes - in the early 18th century. The early 18th century has left little written documentary evidence of Chinese Imari. It was often entered as Japanese in inventories such as those drawn up at Dresden, whilst in shipping lists it was not described in sufficient detail to be identified. Dutch private traders began importing enormous quantities of imari of around 1720. Their shapes were likewise often geared towards European source material in silver, stoneware or glass. (Düsseldorf 2015, pp.222-223)

 

For a pair of bowls, decorated in the same style, please see:

Condition: Three firing flaws to the underside of the cover and a few very shallow rough spots to the footring.

 

References:

Fitski 2011, p.148

Düsseldorf 2015, pp.222-223 & cat.126

 

Price: reduced from € 899 - $ 1,010 - £ 784 now with 45% discount to € 494 - $ 572 - £ 450

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2011538
2011538

Chinese Imari 1700-1800 - Page 1

 

Object 2011538

 

Dish

China

1720-1730

 

Height 32 mm (1.26 inch), diameter of rim 222 mm (8.74 inch), diameter of footring 110 mm (4.33 inch), weight 368 grams (12.98 ounce (oz.))

 

Dish on footring, flat underglaze brown-edged rim (jia mangkou). Chinese Imari, decorated in underglaze blue, overglaze iron-red, green and black enamel and gold with a half-open scroll showing flowering chrysanthemum plants, a phoenix in flight and a phoenix perched on the branch of a prunus tree. The scroll is outlined by rather pronounced Japanese foliate and floral scrolls with chrysanthemum flowerheads. On the reverse two flowering sprays.

 

Chinese Imari was first introduced in the early years of the 18th century as an imitation of Japanese 'Imari'. It was based on a simpler form and was essentially an export type. The Chinese did not imitate the Japanese Imari models but copied the designs like kiku (chrysanthemum), roundels and half-roundels, fan-shaped panels, partly unrolled bamboo blinds and rather pronounced foliate and floral scrolls. The Japanese Imari colour combination was also copied, the Chinese Imari colour palette consisted of iron-red enamel and gold in combination with underglaze blue. Sometimes other colours, and even certain enamels of the famille verte such as green and black, were sparingly introduced and used in a subtle way. Chinese Imari remained popular into the 1720 after which it became overshadowed by opaque enamels. (Howard & Ayers 1978, vol. 1, p.137), (Jörg & Van Campen 1997, p.199), (Sargent 2012, pp.183-188)

  

On this Chinese Imari dish the half-open scroll and the pronounced foliate and floral scrolls are clearly Japanese design elements copied by the Chinese who in this way tried to appeal to their newly re-established European market. Similar dishes were collected by August the Strong, elector of Saxony and King of Poland, and were also copied by the Meissen porcelain factory around 1760. (Sargent 2012, p.188)

 

All known published versions of this design show one magpie perched on the branch of a prunus with bamboo. Interestingly this particular dish shows two phoenixes and chrysanthemum.

 

For identically decorated dishes, please see:

Condition: A frit to the rim.

 

References:

Howard & Ayers 1978, vol. 1, cat. 118

Reichel 1981, cat. 89

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, p.199

Litzenburg 2003, cat. 62

New York 1985, lot 70

Sargent 2012, p.183 & cat. 87

 

Price: reduced from € 599 - $ 673 - £ 523 now with 60% discount to € 239 - $ 269 - £ 214 

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2010233
2010233

Chinese Imari 1700-1800 - Page 1

 

Object 2010233

 

Tankard

 

China

 

1710-1730

 

Provenance: Mrs Elburg-van Dam, Groningen, The Netherlands.

 

Height 130 mm (5.12 inch), diameter 85 mm (3.35 inch), diameter of mouthrim 85 mm (3.35 inch), diameter of footring 65 mm (2.56 inch), weight 441 grams (15.56 ounce (oz.))

 

Tankard on footring. C-shaped handle and an underglaze brown-edged rim (jia mangkou). Chinese Imari, decorated in underglaze blue, iron-red and gold. The cylindrical sides are decorated with two panels filled with a flowering peony tree. In between the panels flower heads on a whorl pattern ground. On the a trellis pattern border with four reserves filled with flower heads. A single flower spray on the C-shaped handle which ends in a ruyi-shaped ornament.

 

For centuries lo-alcoholic beer had been a common less risky alternative to water, which often was quite polluted. There has therefore been a long design tradition of beer ware such as beer jugs, mugs and crucibles. As soon as the possibility arose of having porcelain copies of all kinds of practical Dutch (household) ware manufactured in China, beer jugs were also often made to order there. Both tall straight models as well as bulbous types were available. In Japan beer mugs were only manufactured for trade during a short period of time in the late 17th century. The existence of Delft copies of these jugs illustrates that there must have been a considerable demand for them in the Netherlands in those days. (source: Groninger Museum)

 

For a similarly shaped and decorated tankard, please see:

Condition: Two firing flaws to the outer footring, a fleabite to the rim and a frit to the underside of the ruyi- shaped ornament.

 

References:

Sargent 2012, p.183

Emden 2015/1, cat. 46

Emden 2015/2, cat. 46

Groninger Museum

 

Price: reduced from € 799 - $ 897 - £ 721 now with 40% discount to € 479 - $ 546 - £ 435

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2011644
2011644

Red & Gold / Rouge-de-Fer 1690-1730 - Page 1

 

Object 2011644

 

Bowl

 

China

 

1700-1720

 

Height 87 mm (3.43 inch), diameter of rim 191 mm (7.52 inch), diameter of footring 76 mm (2.99 inch), weight 471 grams (16.61 ounce (oz.))

 

Bowl on footring, straight underglaze brown-edged rim (jia mangkou). Decorated in 'Red & Gold' / 'Rouge-de-fer' with a light (pink-wash), iron-red and gold on the glaze with three groups of peony and chrysanthemum plants. Around the inside rim a border with four cartouches on a trellis pattern ground with a single flower head, filled with flower sprays. On the bottom a large peony flower spray.  

 

Schölvinck states that objects decorated in 'Red & Gold' / 'Rouge-de-fer' were very much appreciated in the Netherlands, especially in the Northern province Groningen. (Schölvinck 2010, p.42)

 

Condition: A small restored chip and two very small restored fleabites to the rim.

 

References:

Schölvinck 2010, p.42

Sargent 2012, p.183

 

Price: reduced from € 699 - $ 785 - £ 610 now with 40% discount to € 419 - $ 477 - £ 379

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2011838
2011838

Famille Verte 1680-1725

 

Object 2011838

 

Dish

 

China

 

c.1700

 

Height 32 mm (1.26 inch), diameter of rim 217 mm (8.54 inch), diameter of footring 117 mm (4.61 inch), weight 352 grams (12.42 ounce (oz.))

 

Dish on footring, flat rim. Decorated in various overglaze famille verte enamels with a bird perched on a branch of a flowering prunus tree. On the rim four panels filled with insects, reserved on a frogs' spawn ground with flowering plants and insects. On the reverse two flowering peony sprays. Marked on the base with the symbol mark: Ding incense burner, in a double circle, underglaze blue.

 

Condition: A sealed hairline and some, professionally restored, frits, chips and glaze rough spots to the rim.

 

Reference:

Davison 1994, cat. 1833

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2011493
2011493

Blue and White wares since 1722 - Page 1

 

Object 2011493

 

Tea caddy

China

1720-1740

 

Height including cover 100 mm (3.94 inch), height excluding cover 93 mm (3.66 inch), dimensions 78 mm (3.07 inch) x 46 mm (1.81 inch), weight including cover 204 grams (7.20 ounce (oz.)), weight cover 16 grams (0.56 ounce (oz.))

Tea caddy of rectangular form with canted corners on a flat unglazed base. On the flat top an unglazed cylindrical mouth with a lid fitting cover (original). Decorated in underglaze blue with flowering plants on each facet of the body and shoulder. On the cover flower sprays and on top a single flowering stem. 

 

The inside of the cover was used to as a unit of measurement to determine the amount of tea needed.

Condition: Various glaze rough spots to the edges, due to use. A firing flaw to the inside of the cover. Two shallow glaze chips to the shoulder and one to the mouthrim.

 

Price: reduced from € 499 - $ 560 - £ 435 now with 50% discount to € 249 - $ 281 - £ 222 

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2012104
2012104

Blue and White Kangxi Period wares 1662-1722 - Other wares - Page 1

 

Object 2012104

 

Small salt

 

China

 

c.1700

 

Height 38 mm (1.49 inch), diameter top 58 mm (2.28 inch), diameter concave scale 38 mm (1.50 inch), diameter foot 59 mm (2.32 inch), weight 93 grams (3.28 ounce (oz.)) 

 

Small salt, the high domed body on three small ball feet, a recessed glazed base. The neck widening into a flat rim with a concave top. Decorated in underglaze blue with flowering peony plants alternating with small flowering plants. On the flat top and round the foot a zig-zag-lines pattern border, a lotus plant on top. Marked on the bottom with the symbol mark: artemisia leaf, underglaze blue.

 

Modelled after an European pewter or earthenware salt, the material and the Chinese style decoration made this salt an exotic object that was prominently placed on a richly laid table. At this time salts were ordered separately, and only much later as part of a dinner service. With many Christian connotations, salt was an important seasoning at dinner before the 19th century and salts were larger and more elaborate than they are today. (Howard 1994, p.125), (Jörg 2011/2, p.148)

 

Condition: A very tiny glaze rough spot to the top rim. A fleabite and five frits (one with a connected hairline) to the under/inside of the foot.

 

References:

Howard 1994, p.125 

Jörg 2011/2, p.148

 

Price: reduced from € 399 - $ 478 - £ 362 now with 40% discount to € 239 - $ 270 - £ 213 

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2011331
2011331

Blue and White Kangxi Period 1662-1722 - Other wares - Page 1

 

Object 2011331

 

Spice dish

 

China

 

1700-1720

 

Height 27 mm (1.06 inch), diameter width 117 mm (4.61 inch), diameter length 137 mm (5.39 inch), weight 154 grams (5.43 ounce (oz.))

 

A single spice dish of tapered lotus leaf-shape. Decorated in underglaze blue with a ´Long Eliza´ figure with three little boys in a fenced garden landscape. On the interior walls four sprays of foliated scrolls. The reverser is undecorated.

 

This spice dish was once part of a Chine de commande spices set, comprising of an eight pointed star-shaped central dish surrounded by eight tapered lotus leaf-shaped radial form dishes.

 

The philosopher (Mengzi (also: Mencius, 370-290BC) is considered the second-greatest sage of China after Confucius. There is a saying in China, mengu sanqian (Mengzi's mother moved three time), meaning that a family simply has to move house if the surroundings of the home harm the development of a child's character, Legend has it that after the father's death. mendzi's family moved near to the graveyard in order to be close to the father's grave. Soon Mengzi and the children in the neighbourhood started to imitate mourners. The mother did not think this a suitable atmosphere for a Confucian education and moved to the vicinity of a marketplace, where Mengzi imitated the shouts of the stallholders. At long last the mother moved to live in the vicinity of a school, where Mengzi tried to be like the teachers and eventually became a scholar himself. The number 'Three' in the saying of course does not mean exactly three, but 'many' moves instead. From the various versions of the story, this baluster vase depicts a fight between little Mengzi and a boy next door as the reason for moving. Hence the scene on the baluster vase exemplifies motherly care. (Suebsman 2019, p.38)

 

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)

 

In the Age Looxma Ypeij (1833-1892) collection, Princessehof Leeuwarden nationaal keramiekmuseum, one of the notable Chine de Commande objects is a spices set comprising of an eight pointed star-shaped central dish surrounded by eight tapered lotus leaf-shaped radial form dishes. At first sight one would identify this set as Dutch (Delft), infact the set is Chinese. Clearly this set is a Chinese copy of a Dutch (Delft) original. These Dutch Delftse specerijensets (Delft spices sets) were part of large dinner services of which 17th century examples are known. Around 1685 an identically shaped set with an eight pointed star-shaped central dish surrounded by eight smaller dishes was made in Delft by De Witte Starre for Wenzel Ferdinand Prins Lobkowitcz van Bilina (1656-1697). This Dutch Delft spices set is completely identical to the extremely rare and complete Chinese set in the Looxma collection. (Pohle 2006, pp.6-13

 

For an identically decorated complete spice dishes set, please see:

For an identically decorated dish, please see:

Condition: Two tiny shallow glaze rough spots to the rim and some unglazed spots to the exterior wall.

 

References:

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, cat. 91 & 116

Pohle 2006, cat. 5

Jörg 2011/2, p. 37

Suebsman 2019, cat. 8

 

Price: reduced from € 499 - $ 560 - £ 435 now with 50% discount to € 249 - $ 281 - £ 223 

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2011658
2011658

Blue and White Kangxi Period 1662-1722 - Tea, Coffee and Chocolate wares - Page 1

 

Object 2011658

 

Vase (converted into a tea caddy)

 

China

 

1700-1720

 

Height with cover 114 mm (4.49 inch), height without cover 82 mm (3.23 inch), diameter 57 mm (2.24 inch), diameter of mouthrim 31 mm (1.22 inch), diameter of footring 35 mm (1.38 inch), weight including cover 135 grams (4.76 ounce (oz.)), weight cover 11 grams (0.39 ounce (oz.))

 

A spirally moulded ovoid vase on footring. Fitted with Dutch silver mounts (marked) converting it into a tea caddy. Decorated in underglaze blue with a continuous decoration of flowering branches and insects in flight. Around the neck and foot a spiral pattern border. The silver marks explained: the makers mark, a star topped with the initial 'V' for the maker Jacobus van Vorst (1816-?), active as a silversmith in Rotterdam (1840-1865). The sword mark was used (1814-1905) as the standard mark on articles too small for the full hallmarking.

 

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

Condition: Two firing flaws to the footring.

 

Reference:

Jansen 1976, cat. 277

 

Price: reduced from € 499 - $ 535 - £ 420 now with 40% discount to € 299 - $ 337 - £ 267 

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2011867
2011867

Kraak Porcelain wares 1570-1645 - Dishes - Page 1

 

Object 2011867

 

Dish

 

China

 

1565-1600

 

Height 32 mm (1.26 inch), diameter of rim 202 mm (7.95 inch), diameter of footring 107 mm (4.21 inch), weight 337 grams (11.89 ounce (oz.))

 

Dish on footring, slightly scalloped flat rim. Kiln sand adhering to the base and footring. Decorated in underglaze blue with two spotted deer in a landscape surrounded by foliage, rocks, birds, plants and a tree encircled by a double band. The interior rim is decorated with ducks among water plants. The exterior rim is even more unusual. Under the rim are two groups, each with prunus branches and a bird perched on one of the branches, which combine two well-known underside motifs: the prunus branches, and the bird on bifurcated branches.

 

According to Rinaldi this dish can be classified as a Border II (c.1565-1600), type b, dish. Border II dishes are usually small, from 14 to 22 cm. This is the only border in which the cavetto and the rim are not decorated as a unit. Another peculiarity of this border is that it does not have moulded designs. The cavetto is white and two interchangeable motifs are commonly found on the flat foliated rim. The centre medallion is frequently decorated with a deer and sometimes with a pagoda motif. The underside is decorated on the wall with a bird on bifurcating branches, while there are delicate prunus sprays under the rim. (Rinaldi 1989, pp.76-80

 

In these Border II, type b, dishes, the deer are surrounded by foliage, rocks, birds and a peculiar round shape with ragged edges  and a cross section in the centre. In the beginning this may have represented rocks but, through formality and stylization, this motif may have degenerated into a feature with a completely different meaning: the Wheel of Law. it represents Buddha's first sermon in the deer Park at Sarnath. This hypothesis is sustained by the exclusive use of the motif in conjunction with deer decoration on dishes and bowls. The deer is commonly believed to represent the Daoist symbol of long life but this would not have discouraged the open-minded Chinese potter from giving it a dual symbolism. (Rinaldi 1989, pp.79

 

The central decoration of two deer in a landscape refers to the belief that only deer were capable of finding the divine mushroom of immortality. It fits seamlessly into the popular Chinese iconography of that period, in which a long life is central. (Campen & Eliëns 2014, p.56)  

 

For identically decorated dishes, please see:

For identically decorated dishes found in a cesspit of in use between 1600 and 1625 of a building on the Oudezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam, please see:

Condition: A shallow chip and a restored chip with a connected hairline to the rim.

 

References:

Rinaldi 1989, Pl.53 & 54

Campen & Eliëns 2014, p.53, Fig.1 & p.56 

Krahe 2016, cat. 104

 

Price: Sold.

 

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2011679
2011679

Transitional wares 1620-1683 - Page 1

 

Object 2011679

 

Ewer

 

China

 

1635-1645

 

Height 205 mm (8.07 inch), diameter 129 mm (5.08 inch), diameter of mouthrim 28 mm (1.10 inch), diameter of footring 73 mm (2.87 inch), weight 966 grams (34.08 ounce (oz.))

 

Ewer on footring, the neck ending in a short triangular spout. Curved C-shaped handle pierced at the top for a mount. The shallow conical base is glazed. Decorated in underglaze blue with a fenced garden with maple trees, precipitous rocks enveloped by billowing clouds and a resting scholar holding a fan in his right hand. To his left two servants, one holding books, the other a covered dish (?). Round the shoulder a flower scroll border and on the neck two vertical Dutch tulips with symmetrically placed leaves. Round the bottom of the body a stylised lotus-petals border and round the foot a flower scroll border. On the handle a flower spray with cloud motifs. 

 

In the period (1630-1645) the VOC (Dutch East India Company, 1602–1799) ordered Chinese porcelain through the Company's factory on Formosa (Taiwan). Besides bowls and dishes made in traditional kraak style, new shapes (like this ewer made after European models), decorations and combinations of traditional motifs emerged and the wares made in this period are quite extraordinary in their creativeness, freedom and variety. (Jörg 1984, p.14), (Jörg 2011/1, p.123)

 

Such ewers after a European (German stoneware) model were made especially for the VOC (Dutch East India Company, 1602–1799) as well as for the Dutch private traders. As they were supplied without lids, a mount could be attached in the Netherlands, Characteristic of this export Transitional porcelain is the heavy potted body, the smooth glaze, the all-over figural decoration, and the 'tulip' motif on the neck. The motif of a scholar who has retreated into nature for a picnic, to study scrolls, or for a spell of contemplation with his servants and or colleagues is common for this period. (Jörg 2002/2, p.66)

 

For a similarly shaped and decorated Japanese Arita ewer, please see:

For a similarly shaped and decorated Dutch (Delft) ewer, please see:

For identically shaped and decorated ewers, please see:

For identically shaped or similarly decorated Transitional objects, please see:

Condition: A firing flaw to the footring and two old restorations to the rim and the underside of the attachment of the handle with some scratches to the glaze.

 

References:

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1974, cat. 40 & 42

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1980, Abb. 78a

Lunsingh Scheurleer 1981, cat. 65

Stamford 1981, cat. 143

Arts 1983, Plate 11a

Jörg 1984, p.14 & cat. 16

Howard 1994, cat. 243

Jörg 2002/2, cat. 39

Jörg 2011/1, cat. 56

 

Price: reduced from € 1.499 - $ 1,701 - £ 1,283 now with 35% discount to € 974 - $ 1.103 - £ 876 

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2010479
2010479

Blue and White Kangxi Period 1662-1722 - Vases - Page 1

 

Object 2010479

 

Vase

 

China

 

c.1700

 

Height 140 mm (5.12 inch), diameter 70 mm (2.76 inch), diameter of mouthrim 30 mm (1.18 inch), diameter of footring 50 mm (1.97 inch), weight 263 grams (9.28 ounce (oz.))

 

Large oviform vase on a footring, splayed foot, deep base, a flat knob between the foot and the elongated ovoid body with an upright neck. Rim unglazed inside for cover, now missing. Decorated in underglaze blue with, so-called, hatching lines technique with on the foot leaves, on the body three lotus-petal panels filled with leafy branches. Around the neck also a scroll of single leaves.

 

These criss-cross hatching lines are not a Chinese way of painting on porcelain and may have been influenced by the Dutch. This technique was short-lived for it mostly occurs on blue-and-white export wares around 1700. It occurs on teacups and saucers, beakers and small jars with covers, garnitures and other items. The style was short lived, disappearing in the early 18th century. (Jörg & Flecker 2001, pp.68-69)

 

Condition: A glaze frit and chip to the flat knob between the foot and the elongated ovoid body.

 

References: 

Jansen 1976, cat. 242

Jörg & Van Campen 1997, cat. 117 

Jörg & Flecker 2001, cat. 55-58

 

Price: reduced from € 599 - $ 673 - £ 523 now with 40% discount to € 359 - $ 405 - £ 323 

(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)

 

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