RARE 10 3/4 PAIR ANTIQUE TULIPIERE CROCUS POT CHINESE BLUE WHITE HAND PAINTED VASE. This listing is for ONE exceptionally fine and beautiful, RARE TO FIND, original vintage antique 19th century, Chinese, late Qing Dynasty Guangxu Period Chinese blue and white glazed porcelain tulip bulb tulipieres vase.
THERE ARE TWO AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF LISTING.. Modelled as five adjoining Chinese baluster vases, in a gourd shape. Tthis tulip vase is typically decorated with stylised foliage in blue and white glazes... Decorated with such wonderful birds and floral arrangements throughout this stunning collectors piece.They have a 5 lobed body with five openings surrounding a central elongated neck having a bulbous top. They are hand decorated with blue and white floral and bird designs with pattern along the shoulder and bottom and base glazed white.. The decoration, as it is hand painted on these vases is not absolutely identical. One is slightly more clearly painted if you look closely at the birds for instance. They date from the mid to late 19th Century. The central column is filled separately and starts at the base of the vase. HEIGHT 10 3/4" X 8" wide approx.
CONDITION: is consistent with age, which includes minor glaze crazing all over (see photos for example). There are NO chips cracks or repairs. It doesn't look like they have had much use other than decorative. AGE : Chinese, Qing dynasty, late 19th century.MARK : no mark or signature. If you need more photos or information please message me... made to force bulbs to bloom or to hold cut flowers.
Tulip mania, a strange financial "bubble" in Holland in the 1630s, made a tulip bulb cost up to 10 times the yearly income of a skilled craftsman, according to some writers. So the flowers became a status symbol, and the very rich or royal bought huge flower containers to grow or show the flowers. Tulip mania ended in 1637, but the flowers remained popular.A vase that is still called a "tulipiere" has numerous holes or short tubes, which hold a flower or plant. Most sources today think these vases were used for cut flowers, but they originally were used to force tulip, hyacinth or crocus bulbs to grow and bloom in the house. Collectors can find rare early Dutch tulip vases, 19th-century Wedgwood or Staffordshire vases, or Continental and American examples, all with multiple holes or tubes. I try to describe all the items as accurately and as honestly as possible, and I always include photos or scans of the actual items.
My items are usually vintage or antique, very rarely new, and condition will sometimes reflect this with minor marks, wear on gilding etc. Anything major such as cracks chips or major loss of gilding etc will be pointed out in the description and shown on the photos. If you are still unsure as to the condition etc. I do my best to research the item and its history and pass that information on to my customers, you can google items and find the same information I do.Vintage or pre-owned items will often show some signs of wear due to their age, and there may be something I overlooked. Any condition outside normal vintage wear, like chips or cracks or serious defaults, will be noted. Also take a look at my other items for more Asian, cloisonné, Glass, Antiques, Silver, Bronze, Copper, China, Horn, and many other collectables. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "valhbriggs2012" and is located in this country: GB.
This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.