Bear and Raven Antiques

Chinese Crackle Ware Baluster Vase 19th Century

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1900: Item # 1380434

Please refer to our stock # Por-1794 when inquiring.
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A well potted Chinese vase with a delicate, unctuous, well patterned crackle glaze. The glaze feels like butter.

A hand thrown Chinese porcelain with an elegant baluster shape with a slightly everted mouth. It has a short neck above an ovoid body tapering towards a flared foot raised upon a set in foot ring. The pale brown glaze is suffused with a network of russet craze lines. The glaze is thick, feels smooth and looks shiny. The foot is cut and unglazed but the base is glazed. Potter’s wheel marks show in the unglazed foot of the vase.

There are no porcelain marks or labels.

7"" (17.8 cm) tall x 3 1/2"" (8.9 cm) diameter. Weighs 15.4 oz (435 g)

There are no hairlines, chips or breaks. There are kiln flaws such as dimples, and spotting. Some areas of the crackle are darker and some lighter. There is a darker brown calcification below the mouth.

An elegant, difficult to make vase that was expertly made by skilled artisans. A work of art to be cherished.