M2388

Vase of gu form, the central bulge incised with a single branch of continuous flowering lotus between single ribs, covered in a thick rich cream glaze.

8 ½ inches, 21.5 cm high.

Late Ming dynasty, circa 1630.

Carved wood stand.

 

  • From an important Hong Kong family collection, by direct descent from the grandfather.
  • A similar example is illustrated by Colin Sheaf and Richard Kilburn in The Hatcher Porcelain Cargos, The Complete Record, plate 113, p. 73, which was salvaged from a vessel sunk in the South China Sea between 1643 and 1644, dated as such because of two covered blue and white oviform jars salvaged were inscribed with a cyclical date.
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