A blue and white ewer , Transitional period, circa 1650


Lot 1181. A blue and white ewer , Transitional period, circa 1650, 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000Price realised USD 10,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2017

The vessel is decorated on the globular body with a continuous scene of three seated scholars and a servant standing holding a fan in a landscape surrounded by rocks, pine and a banana tree, all between decorative bands and beneath tulip motifs on the neck. The curved handle is decorated with meandering floral scroll, Japanese wood box, lacquered wood cover.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York