Chinese porcelain blue and white vase of gu form, decorated on the body and neck with branches of flowering prunus on a ‘cracked ice’ ground, with crenulated bands on either side of the central bulge, divided by blue bands and a further blue band at the foot, the underside glazed white.

17 3/4 inches, 45.4cm high.

Kangxi, 1662-1722.


The vase is in good condition overall. There are some typical fire flaws, predominantly on the lower register, including pin prick burst air bubbles and some glaze gaps above the foot rim.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Property from the Xinyangtang collection.
  • Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd, Hong Kong, 28th June 2003.
  • It is unusual to find this “cracked ice” design on a vase of this shape, it is more often found on ginger jars.