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Chinese Qing 18th century Yixing baluster vase possibly by Ge Mingxiang

18th century Yixing baluster vase, possibly by Ge Mingxiang.

The vase is of the distinct reddish stoneware commonly associated with that of the Yixing kilns that were known for producing teaware.

The vase is formed of a tapering baluster body rising to waisted neck and a flaring mouth. It is finished with a distinct flambé glaze; a defining characteristic of Ge Mingxiang who was highly regarded as a master craftsman in Jun Ware glazes and paid tribute to those of the Song Dynasty.

Pictured alongside are two direct comparables existing in the V&A collection. The form, finish and height are noteworthy and confirm the period.



Mid 18th Century, Qing


W 15.5 cm / 6.1 in
H 28 cm / 11 in

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