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A tall blue and white beaker vase, Transitional, c. 1640.

The form derived from an archaic bronze gu with flared rim and spreading foot, the foot, middle section and rim incised with double lines dividing the vase into three decorative zones, the uppermost painted with phoenix accompanied by other birds, the central zone with clumps of lotus, plum blossom, bamboo and peach, the lower register with a frieze of irregular pointed leaves, the base unglazed. 44.5cm.

1690 Devonshire Schedule, under ‘Large plain China…..” A pair of large blue and white beakers about eighteen inches high with birds and trees in blue”.




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