Petite Blue and White Pear Vase

20th Century
$288 USD
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H: 8.5" Dia: 5.0"
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Contrasted by a crisp white field, this small porcelain vase is decorated in the timeless blue-and-white style with bold brushwork and deep cobalt-blue color. The gracefully curved form is a traditional vase shape known as a yuhuchunping or pear-shaped vase and is defined by a rounded body, narrow neck, and flared mouth originally used for pouring wine.

The painted decoration on this example depicts a lively scene of young children playing in a courtyard garden. Young boys are seen boisterously playing various musical instruments like drums, cymbals and horns. A popular theme in Chinese decorative arts, this playful scene conveys a wish for a large family with many successful sons.

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