What a Lovely Blue & White Vase! With a Rich And Interesting History it Offers an Aesthetic That Has Been Used Since The 16th Century. Yes That is Correct. Vases of This Particular Type Were Often Used in Dutch Still Life Paintings of The 16th And 17th Centuries. And Today The Classic Elegance of Form And Colour Remains Eye Catching And Offers a Great Interiors Aspect. This Type of Ceramic is Referred to as Swatow Ware And Originates From China Probably The South-East Coast of The Mainland. It Was Made For Export to The West Where it Was Referred to as Kraak Porselein. It Has an Unusually Thick Opaque Glaze That Has Developed a Crackle Effect Over Time Which is Really Quite Spectacular. It Has Been Decorated in The Typical Kraak Style With Six Panels of Similar Repeating Decoration That Includes Fruit & Blossoming Trees, Birds And Auspicious Floral Sprays. There is an Old Private Collection Sticker to The Base. It is a Lovely Example of It's Type And is Guaranteed to Be Authentic. The Condition of This Vase is Extremely Good. There is an Area on The Rim of The Lip That I Suspect May Have Had Some Small Loss and Subsequently Been Filled But I am Not 100% Sure. Otherwise Completely Stable And Ready to Decorate With.
The Height of This Vase is: 23 cm
I Would Date This Vase to The Wan-Li Period 1573-1620
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