Late Yuan Dynasty Blue and White Porcelain Vase Warrior on Horse
This late Yuan Dynasty blue and white vase has been exquisitely hand-painted with the traditional cobalt oxide used by oriental artisans.
Under a flared rim is a double-line medallion with elegant curled flowers. Below, a second medallion frames beautifully detailed chrysanthemums.
This rare piece of antique Chinese porcelain pottery possesses a particular characteristic; the vividly painted rider that it extols as the main figure is not a Chinese warrior, but a Mongolian one.
The Yuan dynasty was one marked by the outcome of the Mongol invasions and the control of Genghis Kan’s descendants in China. Below the illustration, rolled stems make way for an elegant arches that ends in a small, neat white foot.
Height: 46 cm
Diameter: 28 cm