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Rare and Unusual Chinese Underglaze Blue and Red Bottle Vase

Kangxi period


The body with finely drawn decoration of flowers above waves all in blue upon a blue ground; the bird on flowering branches in underglaze blue, the flowers in combination of raised slip and subtle underglaze red; the base of the neck with a band n café au lait colored slip.
Kangxi period, ca: late 17th century
Height: 10 1/8 inches (25.7 cm)
Ex: Private American Collection
Similar examples are in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; the British Museum, London; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.


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