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A Blue and White Jar with Tigers, Joseon dynasty (19th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013

Of ovoid form, vividly painted in underglaze cobalt with two animated tigers beneath a gnarled pine tree and a collar of clouds encircling the base of the neck, all decorated with a blue-tinged transparent glaze; 12in. (30.5cm.) high . Estimate $35,000 – $40,000

Provenance: A European Private Collection 

a_blue_and_white_jar_with_tigers_joseon_dynasty_d5715504hNotes: For two other jars with tigers, see Uri horangi: Seulgi euijeothan iksal The Tiger in Korean Art: Wisdom, Dignity, Humor, exh. cat. (Seoul: National Museum of Korea, 1998), pls. 70-71. 

Christie's. JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART. 18 September 2013. New York, Rockefeller Plaza.