Chinese Nanjing Crackleware Blue and White Vase


Full of character, this wonderful 19th century Chinese Nanjing baluster vase features exquisite hand-painted decorations of birds and fish in vivid blue around its lower belly and reaching up around its neck. The white/beige background features an enamelled crackle glaze, giving it a fine net all over of tiny, decorative ‘crackles’ – a technique which originated in 13th century China, and became popular with collectors of the late 19th and early 20th century. Small and finely shaped side handles adorn each side of the mid-neck, while swirls of applied gilt add extra decoration. Please note that this vase was formerly broken and has been repaired, giving it an additional layer of interest.

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23 cmHeight


45 cm

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