A turquoise-ground 'Fahua' jar, Ming dynasty

A turquoise-ground 'Fahua' jar, Ming dynasty

Lot 99. A turquoise-ground 'Fahua' jar, Ming dynasty; height 12 1/2 in., 31.8 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USDLot Sold 56,250 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011

the body decorated in relief with figures on horseback accompanied by attendants, riding towards a pavillion enveloped in clouds, above a band of lappets around the foot, the shoulders with a ruyi-band each enclosing auspicious emblems, all picked out in white, blue, turquoise-blue and green against a vibrant turquoise ground, the interior glazed green.

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