A Jiajing blue and white porcelain ewermade for the Islamic Market, China, Ming Dynasty, with Ottoman gilt mounts

Lot 630. A Jiajing blue and white porcelain ewermade for the Islamic Market, China, Ming Dynasty, 1522-66, with Ottoman gilt mounts, Turkey, late 16th-17th century;  15.5cm. diam. height: 27cm. Estimate 20,000-30,000 GBPLot Sold: 37,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2012

the body of squat truncated form on a flat base, with a cylindrical neck, a serpentine arched handle and slightly curved spout with attached scrolled bracket, the spout and neck with gilt mounts, the porcelain body decorated in underglaze cobalt blue reserved on white with a band of lotus flowers and scrolling leafy stems, above a band of stylised arches containing a palmette, similar decoration to neck, the shoulder with a row of stylised hearts, the spout with a long leafy stem and stylised clouds base.

Sotheby's. Arts of the Islamic World. London | 25 Apr 2012 www.sothebys.com