Two blue and white 'seed pod' jars and covers, Transitional period, circa 1640

Lot 586. Two blue and white 'seed pod' jars and covers, Transitional period, circa 1640. The Largest: 28.7cm., 11 3/8 in. Estimate 1,200 — 1,800 GBP. Lot sold 2,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008.

each body of ovoid form rising from a short straight foot to a short straight neck, painted around the exterior with floral sprays and insects with single lines at the neck and base, the domed cover similarly paintedQuantity: 4

Provenance: The Hatcher Collection, Christie's Amsterdam, 12th-13th June 1984, lot 746.

Literature: The Tectus Collection. Chinese Ceramics, Stockholm, 1991, pl. 79.

Chinese Ceramic Treasures. A Selection from the Ulricehamn East Asian Museum, Including the Carl Kempe Collection, Ulricehamn, 2002, pl. 113.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 05 Nov 08. London