Auctions is pleased to offer a gorgeous Chinese "blue and white" wares glazed porcelain classic Meiping or Prunus form Vase, with figures set in a traditional landscape. White porcelain decorated with blue painted under the glaze is among the most famous of all Chinese porcelain. Under-glaze blue had been used in the Middle East at least as early as the 9th century. The envy of potters and collectors in Europe and the Middle East, Chinese blue-and-white porcelain owed its excellence to the fine clay available to the Chinese as well as to their high-temperature kilns and the cobalt pigment they used to produce the brilliant hues.
Classic shaped vases lend themselves to a wide array of decorative "blue and white" glazed treatment, including depictions of dragons, carp, landscapes, and floral motifs. One of the most famous of all Chinese porcelain shapes, Meiping, literally meaning "Plum Vase". Was most likely originally intended as a bottle to hold plum wine, while at the same time. A perfect shape to hold a plum branch. This superb example shows figures set in a traditional Chinese landscape, which is depicted in a design encompassing the entire vase.
It measures 5.75 inches in diameter by 10 inches in height (14.6 cm by 25.4 cm). The bottom shows a four-character Kangxi reign mark.
We are not sure about the age. The vase shows wear consistent with use, including scuffs, rubbing, tiny glaze imperfections and stains, but generally is in very good condition.A fine collector's piece for anyone interested in Chinese porcelain. Our goal is to bring the same experience and excitement of collecting that we have been delivering in-person to collectors across the globe at Primitive in Chicago.
Every object we sell online has been carefully hand-selected with special attention to detail, quality, and significance. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases". The seller is "gjpaw" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.