A Chinese Porcelain Flambe-Glazed Bottle Vase, Qing Dynasty, Late 18th/Early 19th Century
A Chinese Porcelain Flambe-Glazed Bottle Vase, Qing Dynasty, Late 18th/Early 19th Century

A Chinese Porcelain Flambe-Glazed Bottle Vase, Qing Dynasty, Late 18th/Early 19th Century

c. 1780 to c. 1820 China

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The compressed globular body with moulded horizontal ribs around the waist and shoulder, covered overall in a rich flambe glaze with vivid purple and pale blue streaks, the colour thinning at the neck revealing the oatmeal coloured body, the base and foot rim unglazed exposing the biscuit.
In good condition
Vases of this type were originally derived from guan ware of the Song dynasty (960 - 1279) and demonstrate the mastery of the Qing dynasty potters over their use of glaze techniques. They made innovations and developments on some of the traditional glazes, from the the ‘Jun’ wares which the flambe glazes were derived. The form of this vase was revived during the reign of the Yongzheng Emperor and covered in Song inspired glazes. For the Song prototype of the shape see a smaller guan vase, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the the Special Exhibition of Sung Dynasty Kuan Ware, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1989, cat. no. 21.
Dimensions
Height 38.00 cm (14.96 inches)
Stock Code
1570
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