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A Pair of Vung Tau Miniature Blue and White Bottle Vases - circa 1690 China

External Height 5.40cm framed height [inches]
Medium Porcelain
Provenance Christies 1992 Amsterdam
Description A pair of late 17th century blue and white miniature bottle vases from the Vung Tau cargo which sank c1690 in the South China seas about 100 miles from Vung Taudduring during the reign of the Emperor Kangxi
The vessel was bound for Batavia (modern day Jakarta) where it would have been trans-shipped and sailed to Holland on a Dutch East India man.
Christies in Amsterdam in 1992 sold off about half the cargo which is where these vases would have been bought originally.
They are painted in underglaze blue on a slightly moulded body
Miniature vases began life rather as the Tradesman's samples showing prospective purchasers shapes that could be made and the size wanted then would be decided.
After life as the sample they were then used as doys or dollhouse toys
Condition Slight loss of glaze but perect
gbp 395.00 (Pound Sterling)
Stock Code 6024
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