A Blue and White Baluster Jar and Cover, Circa 1640

Lot 23. A Blue and White Baluster Jar and Cover Circa 1640;  27cm., 10 5/8 in. Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 79,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's

painted to the exterior with a couple standing by the altar looking at an armoured figure riding on scrolling clouds aiming his sword towards two demons, all set amidst a rocky landscape, encircled at the rim with a band of foaming waves, the domed cover with a sage and his acolyte seated by the river banks. Quantité: 2

Provenance: Sotheby's London, 29th June 1976, lot 141.

ExhibitedTransitional Wares and Their Forerunners, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1981, cat. no. 74.
Chinese Ceramics of the Transitional Period (circa 1620-1680 A.D.) from the Collection of Mr & Mrs Peter Thompson, Hull University, Hull, 1985, cat. no. 94.

Sotheby's. Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of Peter and Nancy Thompson. London, 07 nov. 2012