Lot 137. A blue and white porcelain jar with animal handles, Joseon Dynasty, (18th century); 8 1/8 in. (25.6 cm) high. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018.
Rising from an inset, raised ring foot to an upright, circular neck, the body balanced by two slender loop handles moulded in the form of animals, the jar additionally decorated in cobalt blue underglaze with plantains on one side and with a stand of flowers on the opposite side above an irregular blue line encircling the lower body, the jar also applied with a clear overglaze.
Note: A jar of the same ovoid form and applied animalier handles sold Christie’s, New York, Korean Art, 24 April 1997, lot 42.