A Rare Chinese Blue And White Boat-shaped Pilgrim’s Flask

Ming Dynasty, 15th Century.

The boat-shaped body divided into sections by raised ribs, terminating to rosette tips, set to the centre with a cylindrical neck with a garlic mouth decorated with bands of lotus petals and lappets, a short spout to one end, painted with stylised blossoms and foliage above a scrolling band, and stylised waves crashing against a rock, all supported on four ruyi-shaped feet, 21cm long, 17cm H, 10cm W.

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