A Chinese porcelain blue and white pear shaped slender bottle vase with tall cylindrical flared neck painted with flowering branches and bulge in the centre painted with bamboo, all within double lines, the body with a continuous fishing scene with two seated fishermen at a riverside, conversing over a meal of fish on a platter, a wine pot and cover with two cups, all beneath a willow tree emerging from rock work, continuing with a scene of a lady in a boat moored at the riverside, holding a baby, who looks at the stove.

6 5/8 inches, 16. 8 cm

Kangxi 1662-1722.



Provenance & Additional Information

  • A similar bottle vase is illustrated by Regina Krahl and John Ayers in Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul.