A Chinese porcelain blue and white bottle vase, with rounded body and tall cylindrical neck and gently flaring rim, painted over all in ‘One Hundred Antiques’ decoration, including books, table screen, tripod incense burner, sceptor, weiqi board and counters, ribbon tied music stone, ribbon-tied leaf and pearl, wrapped qin, jue, fan, brush and axe, rings, vase with lotus flower and leaves and vase with peacock feathers and coral branch, ribbon tied cornucopia and ribbon tied leaf with water dropper.
The base with a double ring in under glaze blue.

9 7/8 inches, 25.2 cm high.

Kangxi, 1662-1722.



Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in an English private collection.
  • It is unusual to find bottle vases of this form and this large size.
  • A related bottle vase of even larger form, formerly in the collection of Bertil Hogstrom and Roy Davids was included by Marchant in their exhibition of Kangxi Underglaze Blue and Copper Red, November 2016, no. 33, pp. 102/3.