Subject:Re: help with age of B&W vase
Posted By: JLim Thu, Nov 09, 2017
This is quite an attractive object, and I expect we have been reluctant to respond because it is so unusual. I myself have never seen such an object, but I am somewhat fascinated by the "gold-and-iron" crackles in the body of the vase, which have been halted completely in the applique panels.
The fact that the panels exactly match the design show that the design must have been carefully arranged beforehand.
If forced, I would guess that this object is late 19th century because of:
- the rounded, rough foot and the pops inside the glaze circle in the foot
- the "mucky" shade of blue typical of the late Qing
- the way the flowers, especially, have been delineated
- note the twisted Chinese style perspective of the vase-within-a-vase - I expect more modern vases would have "Westernised" the perspective somewhat.
So I would guess late 19th century - unless someone recognises this form of design as something from a different era? Anyone?
I attach pictures of a 19th century vase I own. Note the shade of blue and appearance of the flowers.