Subject:Re: Blue and White Vase
Posted By: Bill H Wed, May 22, 2019
Your double-gourd vase has an apocryphal 15th century Ming Dynasty base-mark of "Made during the Chenghua Reign" (Chenghua Nian Zhi - 成化年製). The foot-rim has a straw-color, which along with the Indian Lotus pattern sometimes might point to the vase being from a group of late Ming or early Qing reproductions of famed Chenghua porcelains. However, the straw effect can itself be reproduced, and the triple lines around the upper rim, containing an unusual bubble-like motif, strike me as curiously out-of-place.
Perhaps others in the forum can comment on this point, which makes me wonder if the vase might be a 20th century product of the Republic period (1912-49) or later, when many such fancy bottles were made to contain liquors and wines for public sale.