A verte imari 'narrative' jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 101. A verte imari 'narrative' jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722), 24 in. (61 cm.) high overall. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,290 - USD 25,720) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. 

The jar is boldly decorated with large shaped panels enclosing narrative scenes, separated by scrolling iron-red and gilt lotus on a blue ground. The shoulder is decorated with a trellis band with cartouches enclosing sea creatures, and the neck is with a band depicting scholars in a mountainous landscape. The domed cover is similarly decorated with panels enclosing boys at play, surmounted by a lotus bud finial. 

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works of Art, 9 May 2017, London, King Street