A_JIAJING_BLUE_AND_WHITE_PORCELAIN_EWER_MADE_FOR_THE_ISLAMIC

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. Photo Sotheby's

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: 15.5cm. diam. height: 27cm. Estimate 20,000-30,000 GBP. Lot Sold: 37,250 GBP

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