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Pair of Chinese porcelain square bottles, decorated in underglaze cobalt blue (qinghua), Kangxi reign.

Stock Number: 3949

Two Chinese export porcelain square bottles with covers, decorated with four different panels of flowers of the seasons in underglaze cobalt blue (qinghua), the covers with a mirror image (very unusual at the time) biscuit mythical dog knobs, base with the four character mark of Chenghua in under-glaze cobalt blue but from c. 1700, Kangxi reign, Qing dynasty, h. 26,3 cm, 10 1/8 in. 1.9108

Illustrated: 100 Years of Chinese Export Porcelain, by A. Varela Santos, 2014/2015, cat. 18.

Literature: A Catalogue of Blue and White Porcelain Forming the Collection of Sir Henry Thompson, London 1878, plate XVII, cat. 202 for a similar single vase with different decoration and cover also with an unglazed dog.

中國外銷瓷青花帶蓋四季花卉方瓶兩隻, 兩只瓶蓋上的素燒神犬鈕互成鏡像 (這在當時實屬罕見), 器底四字青花成化款, 約1700年, 清康熙, 高26.3 釐米, 10 1/8 英吋。

插图: 《百年中国外销瓷》 阿.瓦瑞拉.桑托斯, 2014/2015, 目录 18。

參考文獻:《Henry Thompson爵士收藏青花瓷著錄》,1878年倫敦出版,參見圖版17編號202 一相似花瓶,雖紋飾不同但蓋子同樣帶有未施釉的狗形鈕。