A large blue and white jar, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 3242. A large blue and white jar, Wanli period (1573-1619); 13 in. (33.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 240,000Price realised HKD 200,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2014   

The jar is sturdily potted with an ovoid body rising to a short waisted neck and decorated with four shaped cartouches enclosing flower and rock compositions, all conjoined by ruyi and flower-head strapwork, reserved on a blue wan patterned ground. The shoulder is further decorated with shaped panels of fruiting branches and a lappet border above the foot, Japanese wood box.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 26 November 2014, Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall