A blue and white ‘boys’ jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

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Lot 53. A  blue and white ‘boys’ jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566);  14 cm, 5 1/2  inEstimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000. Photo Sotheby's

the rounded sides rising from a square base to square shoulders and a circular straight mouth, each face painted with four boys at play in a garden beside rockwork, below leafy and flowering branches, with a band of meandering lotus, peony and chrysanthemum at the shoulder, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double square, wood cover. Quantité: 2.

ProvenanceCollection of Sophus Black, Denmark.

Sotheby'sImportant Chinese Art, Londres, 11 mai 2016, 10:00 AM