Lot 121. A blue and white kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 17. 7 cm, 7 in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP. Lot Sold 1,375 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.
the compressed globular body rising from a short foot to a tall neck, set to the shoulder with a mamiform spout, brightly painted around the exterior in rich shades of cobalt-blue with flower blooms with leafy branches, the base with a four characters mark reading yong bao chang chun (forever spring).
From an Italian collection.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2018, 10:30 AM