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The porcelain bottle is in the form of a slightly flattened sphere, with a tall tapered neck. The decoration of a bird on a rock in a clump of bamboo is painted in under-glaze cobalt blue. The flagon rests on a spreading foot of silver gilt, stamped with fluted decoration; above is a molding...

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Landgrave of Hesse (?). By 1929, Siegfried Kramarsky, Amsterdam; purchased from Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York, April 12, 1967, Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

about 1600

Object Place

Probably London, England


Overall: 34.5 x 17.8 x 16.4cm (13 9/16 x 7 x 6 7/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Porcelain with underglaze blue decoration (China, Ming dynasty, probably Wan-li period [1573–1619]) with silver-gilt mounts