This is a beautiful, very decorative Chinese Bottle Vase with a monochrome or single glaze colour of turquoise-blue, with very fine crackle glaze, which we date to the early 19th century Qing period or possibly earlier.
The vase is well potted having a globular (pear shaped) body, with a long cylindrical neck, sitting on a low foot.
On close inspection, the glaze is very finely crackled which is difficult to see without a glass. This very fine crackle is called “fish roe” or “truite” from its resemblance to the scales of the trout. The turquoise-blue colour drains from the rim where it has a lighter shade, being its darkest shade at the base.
The inner neck area and centre of the base are also glazed, with pooling at the base.
These single colour vases are often small with heights of about 7 inches but this is a much larger piece measuring 14 inches in height. We have dated this vase to the early 19th Century but it could be earlier back to the second half of the 18th Century.
Overall a very beautiful vase.