Chinese crackle glazed porcelain vase from nanjing. Baluster form, polychrome enamelled decoration.
The vase is adorned with people, warriors and dignitaries on horseback. The handles are in the form of Fo dogs/chimera? Impressed seal mark to base.
Condition: Two chips to lip, otherwise in fine condition.
Provenance: Ex. private collection, Hampshire, UK.
Glaze crackling is a frequently occurring phenomenon in ancient Chinese wares. It is observed as early as the Shang (1600-1046 BC) and Zhou dynasties (1046-256 BC) on Deqing primitive celadons and later wares such as Yue or Yaozhou ceramics dating from the Eastern Han (25-220 AD) and Tang (618-907 AD) dynasties.
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