A 'Fahua' reticulated jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 826. A 'Fahua' reticulated jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 15 in., 38.1 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 6,000 USD. © Sotheby's.

of baluster form, the openwork outer layer depicting eight scholars conversing and imbibing wine amidst branches of bristling pine and craggy rockwork, all between a band of upright lappets and an openwork row of leafy blooms, further lappets and detached clouds on the short neck, in blue, turquoise, yellow, white and aubergine, the interior glazed green.

ProvenanceSotheby Parke Bernet, Los Angeles, 10th March 1977, lot 1521 (inventory no. P206).

Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017