Decorated in underglaze cobalt blue the four-sided bottle with a domed shoulder and a ribbed, cylindrical neck that resembles the scoring of a screw top. The Vessel depicts alternative floral scenes of chrysanthemums and flowering peonies amongst rocks and flying insects. The base is left unglazed to expose its porcelaneous body.
Wanli Blue and White Square Bottle Vase
Porcelain, Underglaze Blue.
Wanli Reign (AD 1572-1620) in the Ming Dynasty (AD1368-1644)
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, South Central China.
17cm H x 11cm W