A blue and white bottle vase, circa 1640

Lot 103. A blue and white bottle vase, circa 1640; 34.7cm, 13 ⅝in. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's

the rounded sides rising from a spreading foot, painted with a continuous design of figures from Shui Hu Zhuan(Water Margin) in a mountainous landscape, with a thin band of scrolling foliage at the shoulder, below a wide band of stylised tulip to the waisted neck

Provenance: Acquired in China in the late 19th century.

Thence by descent.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 06 Nov 2013