A blue and white bottle, Chinese, Ming, circa 1630-40.

The bottle is of double gourd form, the lower bulb painted with two men reclining in a fenced garden beneath a maple tree, the reverse with precipitous rocks enveloped by billowing clouds.

A narrow band of scrolling chrysanthemum completes the decoration on the lower half. 

The upper section is decorated with two vertical Dutch tulips and precious emblems, 21.5cm.


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