A rare silver-mounted blue and white bottle for the Japanese Market, Ming dynasty, Tianqi-Chongzhen period

Lot 129. A rare silver-mounted blue and white bottle for the Japanese Market, Ming dynasty, Tianqi-Chongzhen period (1621-1644); 17.7cm., 7in. Estimation: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. Photo Sothebys 2013

the ovoid body supported on a short foot and tapering to a narrow waisted neck, painted with sampan boats and larger fleets journeying through a riverside landscape with distant pavilions, all above two birds flying amongst the Three Friends of Winter and a shan border, encircled at the shoulder with a floral scroll, mounted with a silver rim and cover. Quantité: 2 - 

PROVENANCE: Collection of the Reverend John Barker.
Sotheby’s London, 11th July 1978, lot 189.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London, 15 mai 2013