A blue and white 'Mythical Beasts' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620)

Lot 122. A blue and white 'Mythical Beasts' kendi, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1620); 18.5 cm, 7 1/4  in. Estimate 1,000 — 2,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.

the rounded body rising from a short foot to a tall waisted neck, set with a short bulbous spout, painted with a continuous frieze of mythical beasts including a winged horse, Buddhist lion and qilin amongst rolling clouds and above cresting waves, the neck and spout decorated with leafy peaches and auspicious emblems.

From an Italian collection.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2018, 10:30 AM