A square blue and white Transition bottle
The sides with figures in a landscape inside a zigzag rim. The top curved.
H. 29.5 cm
S. Little, Chinese Ceramics of the Transitional Period: 1630-1683, China Institute, 1984, ill. 5 for a comparable bottle dating from the Tianqi period
Square bottles are one of the earliest Northern-European models that were copied in 17th century Chinese porcelain and can be traced back to a Dutch gin bottle.