Chinese Blanc de Chine bottle vase of bronze form with slender neck, garlic bulb beneath the upright gently everted rim, entwined with a high relief chilong dragon with bifid tail, all on a short splayed lipped foot rim, covered overall in a pale cream glaze.

6 1/16 inches, 15.5 cm high.

Late Ming, circa 1630.


Provenance & Additional Information

  • From a private Italian collection.
  • A larger related bottle vase was included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 2006, no. 84, pp. 126/7; another in the Percival David Foundation at the British Museum is illustrated by Margaret Medley in The World’s Great Collections, Vol. 6, no. 95, p. 174; another in the Victoria & Albert Museum is illustrated by W. B. Honey in Ceramic Art of China, pl. 142A.



Excellent Condtition