A blue and white ‘Mythical Beast’ jar, Transitional period, circa 1640-1660

Lot 3. A blue and white ‘Mythical Beast’ jar, Transitional period, circa 1640-1660; 10 ½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate £7,000 – £9,000 ($11,179 – $14,373). Price Realized  £10,000 ($15,970)© Christie’s Image Ltd 2014

The jar is decorated to the exterior in vibrant shades of cobalt blue with a continuous scene of various mythical beasts beside pine and plantain trees emerging from rocks, all below an incised floral band and a stiff leaf border to the neck. 

Christie’s. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES PART I, 4 November 2014, London, South Kensington