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Bottle Vase

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1890M148
Collection:Applied Art - Porcelain
Date:1465 - 1487


Chinese blue and white for the Persian market. Decorated with native Chinese cobalt, which has a softer, smoky grey tint compared to the rich, blue/black of cobalt imported from the Middle East.

Purchased in Iran, 1890.

Further Information

Production Period:Ming Dynasty, Chenghua
Medium:Porcelain, painted in underglaze blue.
Place of Origin:China