A rare blue and white jar for the Portuguese Market, Ming Dynasty, circa 1610-1630

Lot 156. A rare blue and white jar for the Portuguese Market, Ming Dynasty, circa 1610-1630;  12.2cm., 4 7/8 in. Estimate 8,000-12,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's

blue and whitethe hexalobed ovoid body rising from raised hollow foot to a short waisted neck, applied at the shoulder with three cherub head masks above underglaze-blue leafy sprays and divided by further floral sprays, all above a simple lotus band and raised horizontal rib at the foot and below a border of three florets at the neck, together with Japanese domed pierced metal cover  Quantity: 2.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London | 09 Nov 2011