Five Export Blue and White Bottle Vases, China, 17th/18th and late 19th/early 20th century, a double-gourd bottle vase, decorated with floral and foliate scroll design above a lappet band, ht. 5 1/2; and four miniature bottle vases: an elongated pear-shape garlic-neck bottle, decorated with patterned bands and lappets, a cylindrical bottle with short neck, decorated with two scholars, a pear-shape bottle with garlic-head mouth, decorated with daisies and lotuses below patterned bands and lappets, six-character mark on base; and a garlic-head bottle, with floral sprays between patterned bands and lappets, ht. to 3 5/8 in.
overall in good condition, double gourd one with minor firing flaws to the rim, pear-shape miniature bottle with cracks to base, some with minor firing cracks to base.
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