An aubergine glazed flanged double gourd vase, 明代 Ming Dynasty, 萬曆 Wanli Period (1573-1619). photo Vermeer & Griggs

the lower bulb of campana shape and the upper bulb shouldered below the short neck, each section encircled by four vertical notched flanges, covered overall in a rich purple qiepi zi  (aubergine-eggplant skin purple) glaze pooling around the base which is unglazed and with a shallow rounded foot rim. Height:  6 1/4" (16 cm). Condition: Firing hair crack, three flanges with minor damage. Price on application

Provenance:  Sotheby's London, Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, 11 December 1990, lot 258

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