Lot 584. A rare dated blue and white funerary tablet and stand, Wanli period, dated 1608; 26.1cm., 10 5/16 in. Estimate 800 — 1,000 GBP. Lot sold 1,125 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008.
of rectangular form, the front and back face with a lengthy calligraphic inscription in under-glaze blue, the separate rectangular stand painted to each face with a panel variously enclosing flowers, cash symbols and a two-character inscription. Quantinty: 2.
Literature: Chinese Ceramic Treasures, a Selection from the Ulricehamn East Asian Museum, including The Carl Kempe Collection,The Museum of Art and Far Eastern Antiquities in Ulricehamn, Ulricehamn, 2002, pl. 94.
Note: The inscriptions include genealogical details of Cheng Bozhong and is dated to the thirty-sixth year of the Wanli reign (AD 1609).
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 05 Nov 08. London