REF No. R20
chinese porcelain blue and white gu vase
Kangxi period circa 1690
Dutch or English Market
Height: 17¾ inches; 45cm
A fine and unusual Chinese porcelain vase in blue and white, painted with birds and figures, the form a variant of the gu shape, the base with artemisia leaf in double blue circle.
The painting of the birds is exceptionally fine in an elaborate and sophisticated scheme of panels and borders and the shape too is unusual.