Lot 825. A fahua vase, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016
The robustly potted, broad-shouldered, tapering body is decorated in relief with beaded chains suspending monster masks above figures in a mountainous landscape, and below a large ruyi collar on the shoulder. The relief decoration is highlighted in turquoise, green and cream glaze against a mottled dark aubergine ground. 10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high
Provenance: John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960) Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1960.
Christie's. Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 15 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza