Vase. Provenance: China. Dating: Kangxi period (1662-1722), c. 1700. A large vase, splayed foot, deep base, a flat knob between the foot and the elongated ovoid body with an upright neck. Decorated in underglaze blue with, so-called, hatching lines technique. On the foot a scroll of single leaves. On the body three lotus-petal panels filled with leafy branches worked in hatching lines. On the neck also a scroll of single leaves. It is not a Chinese way of painting on porcelain and may have been influenced by the Dutch. This technique was short-lived for it mostly occurs on blue-and-white export wares around 1700. It occurs on cups and saucers, beakers and small jars with covers, garnitures and other items. The style was short lived. disappearing in the early 18th century. Dimensions: Height: 140 mm (5.12 inch), Diameter: 70 mm (2.76 inch), Diameter of mouth: 30 mm (1.18 inch), Diameter of footring: 50 mm (1.97 inch). Condition: A glaze frit and chip to the flat knob between the foot and the elongated ovoid body, the cover is lacking.
References; C.J.A. Jörg, Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, The Ming and Qing Dynasties, Amsterdam 1997, p.116, object 117. C.J.A. Jörg / M. Flecker, Porcelain from the Vung Tau Wreck, The Hallstrom Excavation, United Kingdom 2001, pp. 69-69, fig 55 tm 58. B. Jansen, Chinese Ceramiek Catalogus Haags Gemeentemuseum, Lochem 1976, p.112, object 242