Baluster vase. Provenance: China. Dating: Kangxi period (1662-1722), c.1700. Baluster vase on footring with a glazed base. Decorated in underglaze blue. Florally decorated with, so-called, criss-cross hatching lines technique. The criss-cross hatching lines are 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 teacups and saucers, beakers and small jars with covers, garnitures and other items. The style was short lived. disappearing in the early 18th century. (source: C.J.A. Jörg / M. Flecker, Porcelain from the Vung Tau Wreck, The Hallstrom Excavation, United Kingdom 2001). Dimensions: Height: 154 mm (6.06 inch), Diameter: 54 X 45 mm (2.13 inch X 1.77 inch), Diameter of mouthrim: 52 X 41 mm (2.05 X 1.61 inch), Diameter of footring: 52 X 45 mm (2.05 X 1.77 inch), Condition: Some very tiny firing flaws to the rim and one to the inner foot. 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.