A pair of miniature blue and white vases and covers, Chongzhen period, circa 1643

A pair of miniature blue and white vases and covers, Chongzhen period, circa 1643. Estimate $3,000 - $4,000Price Realized $2,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Each small vase is of faceted, octagonal form and is decorated with butterflies and lotus blossoms between ruyi and lappet borders. The covers are of conforming section and are surmounted by spherical finials. 3 ½ in. (8.8 cm.) high

ProvenanceThe Property of Captain Michael Hatcher; Christie's Amsterdam, 14 March 1984, lot 521.
Collection of Julia and John Curtis.

Christie's. AN ERA OF INSPIRATION: 17TH-CENTURY CHINESE PORCELAINS FROM THE COLLECTION OF JULIA AND JOHN CURTIS, 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza