LL 6143


Vase with ovoid body, high foot, and neck in the form of a beaker with bulbous stem and flaring mouth. On the body is a landscape with houses, bridge and causeway, boats and figures. On the stem is a band of landscape and a band of pine pattern. Pine pattern on the shoulder. On the neck, bands of landscape. Borders of Vandyke and fret patterns, curled scrolls, and plum blossom on crackled ice. Mark - two Chinese coins - under the base with a double ring. This type of decoration reflects Chinese ideals of natural beauty. It was enormously influential in Europe: in Britain it was widely imitated on porcelain in the later 18th century and developed into such standard designs as the 'willow pattern'.