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A Blue and White Ovoid Jar, Circa 1640 - Photo Sotheby's

the ovoid body rising from a straight foot to a short cylindrical neck, painted with an acolyte presenting a tripod vessel to an official holding a hu tablet, with a deer and an attendant holding a fan behind, all set in a landscape with trees and distant mountains, framed by incised foliate bands above and below, the neck painted with detached floral sprays; 15.6cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimation: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP

PROVENANCE: Collection of Irwin Laughlin, Washington D.C.
Sotheby's New York, 20th November 1973, lot 334.

EXHIBITED: Transitional Wares and Their Forerunners, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1981, cat. no. 83.
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. 84.

Sotheby's. Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of Peter and Nancy Thompson. London | 07 nov. 2012 www.sothebys.com