This beautiful Blue and White Porcelain. Is easy to recognize as a piece from the transitional period, before Kangxi. This piece is very finely potted and has few glaze flaws on the exterior and only two match head size iron spots. The glaze has large and small bubbles with only a few bursts.The glaze is a light bluish tint, which can change in shade dependent on various light conditions, and has very tiny black specks in it on the exterior. On the interior the bubble bursts are more numerous and there are no iron spots. In the center of the bottom both inside and out there is a flat circular nipple in the paste. The unglazed foot shows the paste is very white and there is only the palest yellow line around the bottom where the glaze ends. The image in underglaze blue is no doubt an illustration of one of the ever popular Ming stories. The underglaze blue paint sags slightly below heavily painted lines and is most evident at the bottom of the lappets and the flowering branches. The images of people appear very alive and seem to be conversing with each other. All of the clothes and hair, as on the horses mane and tail, are composed of many fine brush strokes. All of these traits are evidence of the period in which it was created. This exceptionally large EXAMPLE OF AN ANTIQUE BEAKER VASE. Is 54 centimeters or 23 inches tall. The diameter at the top is 24 centimeters or 9 and 1/2 inches.
The diameter at the bottom is 20 centimeters or 7 and 7/8 inches. The diameter at the narrowest point is 17 centimeters or about 6 3/4 inches.There is a piece that has been restuck at the lip. It is 15 centimeters or about 5 7/8 inches wide at the widest point and at the narrowest it is about 4 centimeters or about 1 1/2 inces wide. From the top lip down into the. It is 9.5 centimeters or about 3 and 3/4 inch deep.
A place on the top that has had damage repaired. Which is from the lip down 15 milimeters or 5/8 inch deep and 4 milimeters or 1/8 wide that has been filled.
See pictures of the top lip. This piece was collected on the west coast in the 90's. In all my years of collecting this was by far my finest find. THE VASE DOES HAVE DAMAGE AT THE UPPER LIP. A CRACK THAT LOOKS TO HAVE BEEN REPAIRED AT SOME POINT LONG AGO.
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