19th century Chinese blue and white crocus vase

19th century Chinese blue and white crocus vase

19th century Chinese blue and white crocus vase

Date & Origin c. 1820, China
Dimensions
H
32 cm (12 inc)
Dia
16.50 cm (6 inc)
Description
A 19th century Chinese blue and white crocus vase, copying earlier delft (Dutch) similar piece. Modelled as five conjoined baluster vases around a long central tapering neck terminating in a crocus-head mouth painted to the body with phoenix between peonies, hibiscus, scrolling flowers ruyi-heads around the shoulders, the neck decorated with upright flower stems.

The hollow stem above a body of gourd form, having six openings, the whole decorated with foliate motifs. The form is also known as a tulip vase. Such pieces were made for the Dutch market and adorned the grandest rooms in noble and wealthy merchant houses as vessels for rare and exotic flowers.
Medium
Porcelain
Condition
Good
Stock Code 547
P.O.A
Dimensions
H
32 cm (12 inc)
Dia
16.50 cm (6 inc)
Description
A 19th century Chinese blue and white crocus vase, copying earlier delft (Dutch) similar piece. Modelled as five conjoined baluster vases around a long central tapering neck terminating in a crocus-head mouth painted to the body with phoenix between peonies, hibiscus, scrolling flowers ruyi-heads around the shoulders, the neck decorated with upright flower stems.

The hollow stem above a body of gourd form, having six openings, the whole decorated with foliate motifs. The form is also known as a tulip vase. Such pieces were made for the Dutch market and adorned the grandest rooms in noble and wealthy merchant houses as vessels for rare and exotic flowers.
Stock Code 547

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