The vase is modelled with a flaring foot, straight walls and an angular shoulder supporting a cylindrical neck and lipped rim. Each side is decorated in underglaze blue with a prunus branch extending from the lower corner with further enamelled decoration of complementary form to the opposite corner, all above a hatched band. The neck and foot are decorated with a classic scroll band.
Polychrome-Enamelled Blue And White Square-Section Vase
Late Ming Dynasty, Tianqi Period (1620 – 1627).
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China.
Collection of the late Soame Jenyns (1904-1976), then by descent within the family. Renowned British art historian, collector and connoisseur and worked at the British Museum authoring several seminal books on East Asian art.