A blue and white clobbered meiping, Wanli (1573-1619)

the central band of the body painted with pagodas and foliage in a mountainous landscape, above a panel of stylised rockwork jutting out from high foaming waves, the shoulder with cartouches of floral sprays on a hatchwork ground, embellished overall in heavy coloured enamels and gilt -- 17¼in. (43.8cm.) high. Est. £2,000 - £3,000

Christie's. Chinese Works of Art. 10 September 2009. London, South Kensington. Christie’s Images Ltd. 2009 www.christies.com