Rare Antique 17th C Transitional Chinese Porcelain Lidded vase / Jar China
Condition Report: lid with firing flaw to knot and fritting. Vase with restuck piece to upper rim, 5 hairlines and small crackle lines Size 360mm high approx. 210mm diameter widest point
Fantastic and rare piece of very high quality. Nicely potted.
Similar to the onese found in the Hatcher Cargo.
Late Ming or Early Qing c.1640. The Neck Decorated with a Border of `Teeth` and Overlapping Lappets Reserved in Blue with Scrolling Flowers Left in the White. The Central Register is Decorated with `Floating` Flowering Branches, Including Orchids, Plum and Lotus. Below a Band of Stiff Leaves Pointing Downwards.
Transitional jars of this type can be seen in 17th Century Dutch Paintings by artists such as Simon Luttichuys (1610-1661 or 62) and J.D. de Heem (1606-1684). Dr. A.I. Spriggs in his paper read to the Oriental Ceramic Society `Oriental Porcelain in Western Paintings` illustrated a painting by C.Cruys containing a similar vessel see : Transactions of the O.C.S. Volume 36, plate 73d. The shape and design are of a type made only for export. T.Volker in `Porcelain and the Dutch East India Company` suggests that this form corresponds to the “Pots for Preserves” ordered from Jousit in 1643, Described as “Octagonal and Round” or “Half Round, Half Octagonal”. For Transitional jars and covers pf this type from the Hatcher Cargo see our `Sold Items` numbers, 19300, 19301, 19302, 21851, 21852 and a pair of jars 13611.
Similar pieces were found in the THE BETTY GERTZ ‘HATCHER CARGO’ COLLECTION In what became a landmark sale in Amsterdam in 1984, Christie’s offered Chinese porcelain from a 1640s shipwreck salvaged by the then-unknown Captain Michael Hatcher. Several thousand pieces from the sunken cargo of about 25,000 wares of historically important Transitional period porcelain were offered at Christie’s that spring. In the audience sat three friends and fellow ceramics enthusiasts, Antwerp tastemaker Axel Vervoordt, the late dealer/scholar David Howard, and Betty Gertz of Dallas. Betty and her oil executive husband, Melvin, had long traveled widely in both Europe and Asia, where Betty’s interest and knowledge in art and antiques grew, The result was not just a wonderfully eclectic and erudite personal collection but also the 1979 founding of her legendary Dallas shop, East & Orient. Betty’s ‘Hatcher Cargo’ porcelains graced first her large Georgian style Dallas house (featured in Southern Accents in March-April 2002) and more recently her stunning new Dallas house, tucked inside a walled garden (and featured in Architectural Digest in December 2015). Both houses were collaborations between Betty and Axel Vervoordt, who designed special white brackets to support the Hatcher blue and white, shown against silver Chinese wallpaper in the first house and in her vine-covered pool house in the new house. Now these appealing porcelain wares, made at Jingdezhen in the fascinating period before the Qing asserted control over the kilns and then rescued from the sea in the early 1980s, have made their way to auction again. As Dr. Julia Curtis wrote in “Transition Ware Made Plain: A Wreck from the South China Sea” (Oriental Art, Summer 1985), “…the varied nature of the load provides ceramicists with a comprehensive view of Chinese porcelain production in the 1640s. The ‘Hatcher Collection’ also provides insight into the origin of styles in the era of Kangxi…”
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|Region of Origin|
lid with firing flaw to knot and fritting. Vase with restuck piece to upper rim, 5 hairlines and small crackle lines Size 360mm high approx. 210mm diameter widest point
|China Dynasty Period||
明 (1368 – 1620)
|Decoration Type / Colour||