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Chinese export porcelain cylindrical vase decorated
in underglaze cobalt blue (qinghua), Kangxi reign.

Stock Number: 5078

Chinese export porcelain cylindrical vase decorated
in underglaze cobalt blue (qinghua) with six horizontal bands, one with dragons bearing sprigs of lingzhi fungus and the others with flowers, partly reserved in white on a blue ground, c. 1690, Kangxi reign, Qing dynasty h. 27 cm, 10¼ in. (5078) 1-18322 (gold repair to rim)

Literature:

Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, by C.J.A. Jörg, London 1997, p. 107, cat.102 for a similar vase;

Chinese Export Porcelain, by D.F.L. Scheurleer, fig. 75 for one identical vase;

British Museum: Handbook of the Pottery & Porcelain of the Far East, 1948 Catalogue, p. 92, cat 141 for a similar vase with the same size;

A Catalogue of Blue and White Porcelain Forming the Collection of Sir Henry Thompson, London 1878, plate 2 for a single similar vase;

Qing Porcelain: Famille Verte, Famille Rose, by M. Beurdeley and G. Raindre, London 1987, p. 72, cat. 99 for a similar enamelled vase;

Oriental Ceramic Art, by S.W. Bushell, 1896 New York reprint of 1980, fig. 35 for a similar cut down vase and fig. 232 for a similar vase;

Chinese Export Porcelain in North America, by J.M. Mudge, New York 1986, p. 155, cat. 233 for a similar vase from the Fries Museum;

Ming-Qing Export Porcelain from the Palace Museum and the Shanghai Museum, 2015 exhibition catalogue, pp. 172/173 for a similar vase;

 100 Years of Chinese Export Porcelain, by A. Varela Santos, 2014/2015, cat. 6 for a pair.

This was one of the most desired decorations by the sophisticated collectors of Europe and America in the late 19th/early 20th century.

In the early 18th century Augustus II the Strong, Elector
of Saxony and King of Poland (maybe the most avid collector of Chinese porcelain ever to exist) had vases with this pattern in different sizes at his Collection in Dresden, Germany.

中國外銷瓷青花筒瓶, 用釉下鈷青料 (青花) 繪出六層帶狀紋飾, 其中兩條繪有龍紋與靈芝紋, 其餘為 花卉紋, 有些紋飾為開光藍底留白, 約1690年, 清康熙, 高28.5 釐米, 11 英吋。

插图: 《百年中国外销瓷》 阿.瓦瑞拉.桑托斯, 2014/2015, 目录 6。

參考文獻:

•《阿姆斯特丹國家博物館藏中國陶瓷》,作者C.J.A. Jörg,1997年倫敦出版,見107頁,編號102一件相似瓷瓶;

•《中國外銷瓷》,作者D.F.L. Scheurleer,見圖75一件相同瓷瓶;

•《大英博物館:遠東陶瓷手冊》,1948年圖錄,見92頁,編號141一件相同尺寸的近似瓷瓶;

•《Henry Thompson爵士藏青花瓷圖錄》,1878年倫敦出版,見彩圖2一件近似瓷瓶;

•《清代瓷器:素三彩和粉彩》,作者M. Beurdeley及G. Raindre,1987年倫敦出版,見72頁,編號99一件相似施彩瓷瓶;

•《東方陶瓷藝術》,作者S.W. Bushell,1896年紐約出版,1980年再版,見圖35一件相似但經磨口的瓷瓶,圖232一件近似瓷瓶;

•《北美中國外銷瓷》,作者J.M. Mudge,1986年紐約出版,見155頁,編號233 Fries博物館藏一件 近似瓷瓶;

• 《故宮及上海博物館藏明清外銷瓷》,2015年展覽圖錄,第172/173頁見一件相似花瓶;

•《百年中國外銷瓷》,作者阿.瓦瑞拉.山度士,2014/2015圖錄,見編號6一對近似器。

◆ 此紋飾是19世紀末20世紀初較受歐洲和美洲大收藏家垂涎的紋飾之一。

在18世紀早期, 奧古斯都大力神、撒克遜大公及波蘭國王 (他可能是史上最癡迷的中國瓷器收藏家) 在其德國德累斯頓的藏品中, 收有尺寸不同卻繪有此圖案 的瓷瓶。