JIAJING 1522 – 1566 Islamic Taste Chinese Porcelain
A Ming Blue and White Porcelain Vase, Jiajing Period 1522-1566. The Hexagonal Form and Meandering Scrolling Foliage with Flowers is in the Persian Style.
There is a slight loss to the top of the vase.
Height : 29 cm (11 1/4 inches)
For various related vases of this form as well as ewers based on this shape dated as mid-16th century see : Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul, A Complete Catalogue II, Yuan and Ming Porcelains (Regina Krahl, Sotheby`s 1986) pages 658 and 659.
For a vase of this form with similar decoration dated as late 16th century see : Chinese Porcelains From The Ardebil Shrine (John Alexander Pope, Smithsonian Institute, Freer Gallery of Art, Lord Baltimore Press Inc, 1956.) page 140, plate 109, item 29.468.
We would like to thank Mr Stuart Balmer for the references above. For a square vase of this type see : Exhibition of Transitional Wares for the Japanese and Domestic Markets, S.Marchant & Son, 11th - 30th June 1989, page 5, plate 3.