$800.00 Inquire / Offer
An unusual blue & white Korean shoulder vase of powerful form in the meiping style. Flowing figure of a senjin or female immortal in a high waist Korean dress. Flowers on the back of the vase. Excellent detail. Porcelain is fine and white. Light blue reminiscent of some Arita. Mark of Chinese emperor Kang H'si (mark found sometimes on both Japanese & Korean ware) in a double circle. The proportion of this vase and the dress point to Korean late Choson dynasty 18-19th century. The blue is identical to a round vase with a phoenix and a sea creature now (9/03) at the Freer for this period. The form may be found in a vase at the Christie's September 2003 auction. (Email for a pic of the Freer vase.)
13" high and 12" across at the shoulder. There is a tight hairline very easy to miss. Nevertheless this is a rare Korean blue and white of excellent quality.
If you like Korean or simply blue & white this is an exceptional and unusual example.