|Kangxi Blue and White Figural Four Sided Bottle (KBW1013333)
Kangxi Period, Qing Dynasty
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue
Height: 24.5 cm / 9.6 in
Width: 8 cm
From a Dorset, UK private collection
A lovely Kangxi period blue and white four-sided bottle vase, decorated with panels of classical Chinese beauties in various poses of refinement. The interesting square bottle form is derived from German and Dutch glassware from the 16th – 17th century, and were originally designed to hold alcohol.