Lot 39: Small Blue and White Vase with Playing Boys, 17th/18th C.
by Auctionata Paddle8 AG
22 October 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Porcelain with underglaze blue painting
China, 17th/18th century
Bulbous body on a slightly increased base rim
Low cylindrical neck
The wall contrasted by a landscape scenery with playing boys
Height: 15.4 cm
The jar is in good condition. Small, partial slightly soiled scratches can be found on the wall. Manufactory flaws on the base and the inner wall. The height of 15.4 cm.
Blue and White Style
Blue and white porcelain had its golden age in the Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644), but it is believed that this type of porcelain was first introduced in the Tang dynasty (618-906). The proverbial ‘Ming vase’ is still the epitome of the European idea of Chinese porcelain art. The blue color is achieved by a mixture of cobalt oxide and water, and is then painted onto the porcelain before glazing and firing. Afterwards it is coated with a transparent glaze.
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