A miniature 18th century Chinese porcelain crackle-glazed vase. The thinly potted baluster vase with a slender neck is covered with a grey glaze with a hint of blue, the surface is covered with a very fine even dark crackled surface.
Height : 8.5 cm (3 3/8 inches)
Allan Gibson Hughes (1889-1938) of Chalfont, The Mount, Shrewsbury. "he (Hughes) bought a small group of small monochromes which came from a lot comprising 46 pieces bought by Bluett's at the Richard Cory sale". See : Provenance, Collectors, Dealers & Scholars, Chinese Ceramics in Britain and America (Roy Davids and Dominic Jellinek, Published by Roy Davids 2011. ISBN 978-0-9570148-0-0) page 245.