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Chinese 17th Century Blue and White Porcelain Tankard

Blue and White rare Chinese Transitional / Late Ming porcelain Tankard of a cylindrical or waisted form. made during the last Ming Emperor's reign - Chongzhen - at the kilns at Jingdezhen c1643
Painted with a continuous scene of two scholars in a conversation I a garden setting. the top of the tankard is painted with scrolling foliage and around the base stylized lappets.
excellent colour and potting of a rare item.

From The Arthur Sprigs Collection which he had purchased from Hopkins in Oxford during the 1950's
For comparable see lot 3534 Christies New York sale on 16th March 2015 - An Era of Inspiration from the Collection of Julia and John Curtis
Overall excellent. firings around the base of the handle and stress lines towards the top which are barely visible
A small glaze chip by the hole in the handle probably done after firing.
See J Harrison -Hall Ming ceramics in the British Museum - London 2001 page 359 12:11. For comparable see lot 3534 Christies New York sale on 16th March 2015 - An Era of Inspiration from the Collection of Julia and John Curtis
Item Number 5932

£4950.00

Material Porcelain
Age c. 1643
Dimensions Height 19.00 cm  (7.48 inches)