A large and rare blue and white and Imari jar and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 87. A large and rare blue and white and Imari jar and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 75cm., 29 1/2 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 13,200 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2007

the body of ovoid form with short straight neck, painted around the exterior with twelve blue and white quatrefoil panels enclosing landscape scenes with pagodas, all reserved on an imari-palette ground of blossoming peony branches, the domed cover similarly decorated and surmounted by a lotus-bud finial. Quantity: 2. 

Provenance: Private collection, Dresden, purchased around 1955 (by repute).

Note: An identical jar and cover with gilt bronze mounts is illustrated by Walter Bondy, Kang-hsi, Munich, 1925, pl. 119. 

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 16 May 2007