元 1279-1368 釉里红梅瓶
Dimensions: 9.5cm high
– A private Taiwanese collection
The body of the vase is decorated with bamboo branches, beneath a band of classic scrolls around the neck. The vase is covered in a soft, pale blue-tinged white glaze revealing the burnt orange body around the slightly splayed foot.
Miniature vases of this type are rare. Compare a copper-red decorated jar, decorated with chrysanthemum below a similar band of classic scroll sold at Christie’s New York, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 17 March 2017, lot 1167. Two further jars, decorated in underglaze blue are illustrated in ’Jingdezhen Wares, The Yuan Evolution’, Hong Kong, 1984, p. 136, nos. 115 and 116.