Three blue and white bird feeders, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 186. Three blue and white bird feeders, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The largest, 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 5,404 - USD 8,106). Price realised GBP 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.

The group comprises a tall cylindrical bird feeder with one flat side which is decorated in underglaze blue with meandering scrolling motifs, and a six-character Xuande mark just below the rim; an octagonal barrel-form bird feeder which is decorated in pencil style with a keyfret band, vertical lingzhi scrolls, and a lappet band by the foot. The last is a peach-shaped water pot decorated with densely scrolling flowers and is fixed with a double ring.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 May 2018. SALE 15487