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Pair of Chinese Export Wucai Glazed Vases and Covers

Kangxi period, ca: late 17th century


Of unusual spiral form, likely based upon a European metal or glass shape. Decorated overall with flowerheads and tendrils- also more European in style. Thus type is more often encountered in blue and white.

Heights: 12 ½ inches (31.8 cm.)

Ex: Private American Collection (acquired from our gallery over 40 years ago).

Identical vases may be found in the historic collection of Augustus the Strong (1670- 1733) now in the Zwinger Museum, Dresden.
Related examples in blue and white (ca: 1690) were excavated in the early 1990’s from the Vung Tau shipwreck off the coast of Vietnam.

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