A 'Fahua' vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, circa 1500

Lot 94. A 'Fahua' vase, meiping, Ming dynasty, circa 1500; height 12 1/4 in., 31.1 cmEstimate 8,000 - 12,000 USDLot Sold 27,500 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011

of slender baluster form, the decoration of flowering lotus and pods rising from a bed of foaming waves, the shoulder with a band of beaded pendants suspending Daoist emblems, all picked out in aubergine, turquoise, yellow and white against a deep blue ground.

Provenance: Antique Porcelain Company, New York, 1971

Note: A related vase in the British Museum is illustrated in Jessica Harrison-Hall, Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, London, 2001, p. , pl. 13.5; another in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, is published in Li Zhiyan et. al., Chinese Ceramics from the Paleolithic Period through the Qing Dynasty, New Haven and London, 2010, pl. 8.63; a related but smaller piece is illustrated by Regina Krahl, The Anthony de Rothschild Collection of Chinese Ceramics, n.p., 1996, vol. 1., no. 89.

Porcelain meiping with 'fahua'-type decoration and traces of red lacquer, Ming dynasty, circa 1450-1505

Porcelain meiping with 'fahua'-type decoration and traces of red lacquer, Ming dynasty, circa 1450-1505. Height: 42 cm. Donated by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks, Franks.67 © 2017 Trustees of the British Museum.

Bottle with Lotuses, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), late 15th century

Bottle with Lotuses, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), late 15th century. Porcelain with raised slip and enamels (Jingdezhen ware). H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm); Diam. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm). Bequest of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1960; 61.200.52 © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. 22 Mar 11. New York