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Miniature grisaille Hu form vase
I also purchased this miniature grisaille decorated Hu form porcelain vase as well . Only 8.5 cm's tall .
Still waiting for it to be delivered to post better pics but i was hoping for a republic dating for this piece but not sure from the photo's i have.
Very attractive,I think I've found its Twin.
Ah very good, that does look exactly the same , I wonder what size that one is? and could they originally have been a pair?
I am starting to think my small vase might be a modern reproduction item , not too upset as it was really really cheap but that does leave the question as to the other example posted by Shine , That piece was sold by Rob Michiels auction house for 1200 euro , It is too close of a match to mine to be anything other than a modern mass produced item with an old label placed on the base.
Hi Carl -
I agree with Vic, nice piece and the fact that he found it's 'twin', and posted some excellent images of such, gives you a great reference to compare when yours arrives. As mentioned, cost very little and you must have like to acquire!! ? ?
Look forward to seeing some better images of this piece also ...
More pics , The vase arrived today.
I may have missed something because I’m late coming to this discussion, but the label looks suspicious to me?
My cynicism has gone into overdrive!
Yes,it does look a little odd on a piece so relatively recent in date.
Still,I think so much is being imported into Europe from China that soon the whole business will be ruined.
I can’t believe it so,d for 1200! It’s clearly suspicious.
Have you compared the 2 vases Carl?
Yes Short , Only via images on the computer , they both look identical.
Hi Carl -
These are much better images, thanks for posting!
IMO both pieces are fairly modern but very attractive, and at least you paid considerably less then the auction house piece!? ?
I would agree with Vic's comments about the vast amount of objects coming into Europe, this is and will continue to cause problems!?
To be honest, I thought these were transfer printed. The ‘dot’ composition and the ‘gapping’ are common on transfer pieces. There could, of course, be another explanation for this, but these things affect the overall quality for me.
Initially, I wondered about that, too, as it would have also explained the way little bits of pattern seem have gone slightly under the curve, but that could be deliberate to give a sense of continuity in that lower area.
I think it is very attractive. I like the way the trees use the shape of the vase, mirroring the curve on one side and reaching up to the handle on the other. In support of it not being printed, I suspect that when only using one colour, an artist would deliberately break up the solid lines in the places you point to, in order to create a sense of lightness/distance/perspective. The space has been used very nicely and draws you in.
However, I am still not entirely convinced that it isn't printed and I didn't realise that RM sold a pair of these vases, not just one. That means there are possibly three identical ones - I have even been counting dots, as I am sure you have! Or maybe yours is one of that pair, but I am sure that would have been a selling point.
I have little expertise, but for what it is worth, if I saw this with no information to hand, my first reaction would be 1940s, printed - but I do like it!
It is a strange one , it's the same vase as the one that RM sold no doubt , So either both modern printed items or both 19th/20th century Grisaille .
I will take a look with a loop later on and get back to you all , all i can say at the minute is when i run my finger across the painted area , certain parts are smooth but you can feel the branches of the trees etc slightly raised off the surface.
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