Blue and White Kangxi Period 1662-1722 - Tea, Coffee and Chocolate wares - Page 1
Vase (converted into a tea caddy)
Height with cover 114 mm (4.49 inch), height without cover 82 mm (3.23 inch), diameter 57 mm (2.24 inch), diameter of mouthrim 31 mm (1.22 inch), diameter of footring 35 mm (1.38 inch), weight including cover 135 grams (4.76 ounce (oz.)), weight cover 11 grams (0.39 ounce (oz.))
A spirally moulded ovoid vase on footring. Fitted with Dutch silver mounts (marked) converting it into a tea caddy. Decorated in underglaze blue with a continuous decoration of flowering branches and insects in flight. Around the neck and foot a spiral pattern border. The silver marks explained: the makers mark, a star topped with the initial 'V' for the maker Jacobus van Vorst (1816-?), active as a silversmith in Rotterdam (1840-1865). The sword mark was used (1814-1905) as the standard mark on articles too small for the full hallmarking.
For a similarly shaped, sized and decorated vase, please see:
- Chinese ceramiek, catalogue Haags Gemeentemuseum, (B. Jansen, De Tijdstroom, Lochem, 1976), p.124, cat. 277.
Condition: Two firing flaws to the footring.
Price: reduced from € 499 - $ 535 - £ 420 now with 40% discount to € 299 - $ 337 - £ 267
(the $ and £ prices are approximates and depend on the € price exchange rate)