CATALOGUE NUMBERS 0680 & 0681
PAIR OF SMALL BLUE & WHITE COMPRESSED-FORM BOTTLE VASES
KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722) WITH SIX-CHARACTER XUANDE MARK
Height: 2 ½ inches
Marchant, Ltd., London, 1995
A fine and rare pair of blue and white bottle vases, each with unusually depressed body and long neck, the lower part painted in pencil technique with lotus flower heads and the other beneath a key-fret ban, all surmounted by a horizontal band of stylized leaves resting on a raised ridge, the lip with a band of triangles. With six character mark of Xuande in a double ring.