Lot 1344. A green, yellow and brown-glazed "Tradescant" storage jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), around 1600. Height 32.5 cm. Estimated price €1.000 - €1.500. Result: €992. Photo Lempertz
With five loop handles to the shoulder and with an applied decoration of four large lotus flowers and scrolls to the body and a frieze of leaves in relief above the foot. Chips.
Literature: Compare an identical jar in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Similar jars are illustrated in: W. B. Honey, Ceramic Art of China and other Countries of the Far East, London 1945, pl. 81 and 102 (in the Victoria and Albert Museum), an in S. Jenyns, Ming Pottery and Porcelain, London 1953, pl. 113B (Ex Eumorfopoulos Collection), and B. Harrison, Pusaka Heirloom Jars of Borneo, Oxford, 1990, pl. 77 (Princessehof Museum, Leeuwarden)
Jar, lead-glazed earthenware with applied decoration of flowers, China, Ming dynasty, ca. 1600, Victoria & Albert Museum, 1338-1876 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017
Lempertz. Asian Art II China, Tibetan/Nepalese Art, 18.06.2017, 14:00, Brussels