Lot 124. A blue and white double-gourd vase, Ming Dynasty, Jiajing Period (1522-1566). Height 13 1/2 in., 34.4. cm. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. © Sotheby's
finely potted and depicting the scene of King Wen visiting Jiang Taigong, the upper bulb with two sages standing under a willow tree on a riverbank, the lower bulb with Jiang Taigong fishing by the river looking at an attendant in conversation with King Wen, who has just arrived in a horse-drawn chariot accompanied by four soldiers and an attendant between pendent and upright lappet bands, the neck and waist with florets separated by double 'C' leafy pomegranate scrolls, all painted in varying shades of cobalt-blue.
Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8th October 2006, lot 1167.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19 march 2013.