Early Ming Dynasty duck jar and cover 明正德 鴛鴦戲水蓋罐 © I. M. Chait Gallery

Chinese early Ming Dynasty, Zhengde Period, enameled porcelain jar and cover: of well potted, high shouldered bulbous form, with continuous design of paired mandarin ducks swimming amid lotus foliage and blossoms; the matching cover with peach-form knop, 16th Century; H: 6 1/4" - Estimate $15,000-20,000

I. M. Chait Gallery. IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS & ASIAN WORKS OF ART. New York City. Mar 21 2012