A white-glazed jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period

Lot 25. A white-glazed jar, Ming dynasty, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 17.2cm., 6 3/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250  GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s.

the tapering body rising to a round shoulders and surmounted by a short wide neck, covered overall in a thick opaque-white glaze stopping neatly at the foot revealing the unglazed footring.

ProvenanceSotheby’s Paris, 16th December 2010, lot 45.

NoteA jar of this type, recovered from the Yongle stratum of the waste heaps of the imperial kilns at Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, was included in the exhibition Jingdezhen chutu Yuan Ming guanyao ciqi [Yuan and Ming imperial porcelain unearthed from Jingdezhen], Yan-Huang Art Museum, Beijing, 1999, cat. no. 95. Compare also larger white-glazed jars of this form; one with cover was included in the Chang Foundation exhibition Imperial Hongwu and Yongle Porcelain Excavated at Jingdezhen, Taipei, 1996, cat. no. 85; two from the Idemitsu Museum of Art, are published in Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo, 1987, pls 614 and 615; and two jars incised with a design of dragons, were sold in these rooms, the first from the collection of Madame L. Wannieck, 20th June 2001, lot 43; and the second, 13th November 2002, lot 105.

Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Londres | 05 nov. 2014, 10:00 AM