A rare polychrome vase for the Japanese market. Late 16th century. Photo courtesy Bonhams.
Enamelled in iron-red, green and yellow with a boy flanked by two maids on one side, and a horse accompanied by two ladies holding fans on the other, surrounded by pine and wutong trees, all between a border of scrolling lotus above and a row of lappets below. 24cm (9½in) high. Estimate £20,000 - 25,000 (€24,000 - 30,000). Unsold.
Provenance: Christie's London, 11 December 1989, lot 202
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street. 7 Nov 2013 - www.bonhams.com