This store is where an old collector of Chinese paintings and porcelain offers for sale items that he finds interesting, beautiful and thought-provoking. This beautiful vase is painted with eight blue and white panels featuring landscapes in a particularly animated and poetic free style (daring "modernism" in composition, improvisation in brushwork). The lightly saturated cobalt blue evokes the "Prussian Blue" familiar to painters in acrylics and oils, perfectly complementing the softness of the glaze to create a delicate "antique" impression, both to eye and touch. "Transitional blue-and-white porcelains are skilfully potted and decorated in a lovely shade of deep blue that inspired the simile,'like violets in milk'". A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics.Valenstein, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, N. The shape evokes a Gu, a ritual bronze vessel from the Shang and Zhou Dynasties. For comparison, googling together the key words Gu, blue and Kangxi will bring a lot of images of related porcelain works, of variable quality. I n the glaze , a few larger bubbles are scattered among tiny irregular sized ones. Very pale blue-green pooling of the glaze on the base.
Quite a few burst oxidation spots at the base and on the inside of the vase, suggesting some difficulty controlling the firing. Thickness: 2 to 3 mm.
Rim diameter: 105 mm Height: 217 mm Base diameter: 75 mm Pedestal Height: 40 mm. You are invited to look at the other works listed on this site. The item "Rare Gu Shaped Chinese Porcelain Vase Kangxi Period (Transitional)" is in sale since Friday, July 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Glasses & Cups". The seller is "chinese*art*collection" and is located in -.
This item can be shipped worldwide.