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A Celadon Glazed Porcelain Bottle-Form Vase
Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period 1662-1722

The vase of bottle form with a globular body and elongated neck slightly flaring towards the rim. Incised to the body with three chilong grasping branches of lingzhi fungus in their mouths, on a continuous background of scrolling vines and fungus. To the neck a single raised fillet with stileaves flaring towards the mouth and a ruyi-head boarder below.

To the base a six character Jiajing mark in underglaze cobalt blue.

Height : 23 cm, 9 1/16” inches

Provenance: Private European collection

For a similarly decorated pair of bottle vases dated to the Kangxi period see Sotheby’s, Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works Of Art, (London November 2013) Lot 325 “A fine pair of carved celadon- glazed ‘chilong’ bottle vases Qing dynasty, Kangxi period”

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