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A wucai porcelain jar and cover with playing boys and ladies in a garden landscape, China, Transitional period. Photo Nagel Auktionen

Very minor wear, cover with small chip to rim. H. 42 cm. Estimate 8 000-9 000 €

Property from a Hamburg private collection bought 14.11.1994 from Bertrand de Lavergne, Paris

For similar examples, see Cox, The Book of Pottery and Porcelain, Vol. I, pl. 145b, in the Collection of the metropolitan Museum of Art; He, Chinese Ceramics; The New Standard Guide, no. 644, p. 301; Little, Chinese Ceramics of the Transitional Period: 1620-1683, no. 42, pp. 98-9, from the Tyson Collection in the Chicago Art Institute, dated 1646; and Setterwall, Fogelmarck and Gyllensvärd, The Chinese Pavilion at Drottningholm, p. 163. A related jar, lacking a cover, is illustrated in Jörg, Chinese Ceramics in the Collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam: The Ming and Qing Dynasties, no. 75, pp. 84-5.

Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art, 2013/05/10http://www.auction.de