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Rare Blue and White Pilgrim Flask – Circa Late 19th Cen


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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1920: Item # 452888

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This is a rare and beautifully decorated Qing dynasty blue and white pilgrim flask. The design and painting of the pilgrim flask follows that of the Yuan dynasty style. It has a pair of three claws dragons flying between the sky and sea chasing after the “Pearl of Fire”. Above the ruyi head, a pair of phoenix is flying in a garden flowing with and surrounded by meandering foliate, branching leaf and flowers. On top of the pilgrim flask sits a pair of chilong, on the left and right, with horn on top of it’s head. The body of the flask is slightly sunken in due to the shrinkage of the porcelain during the firing process. The pilgrim flask is dated from the late Qing dynasty.

There is some firing fault especially with one of the chilong tail and minor pin holes. There are no visible sign of any hairline cracks, rim or glaze fritting and damage or restoration. The pilgrim flask is in good condition.

The measurement of the pilgrim flask : Height 19.0cm, the Length is 15.4cm and the Width is 5.1cm.