A small Ming-style blue and white cylindrical jar, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 1210. A small Ming-style blue and white cylindrical jar, Yongzheng six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1723-1735), 4 in. (10 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017

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The cylindrical body is decorated in underglaze blue with simulated 'heaping and piling' with lotus sprays set within a star-pattern formed by ten rhomboid petals and reserved on a complex geometric pattern-ground, between a band of flower scroll on the shoulder and a band of crested waves above the foot.

ProvenanceSotheby's Paris, 18 December 2012, lot 49.

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