Lot 346. A blue and white 'fish' jar, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619); 34 cm, 13 3/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,625 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the baluster body rising from a hexagonally lobed foot to a short waisted hexagonal neck, painted around the exterior in rich cobalt-blue tones with six fish swimming amidst swirling water, all below a lotus-filled ruyicollar and above a band of lotus lappets.
Literature: U. Wiesner, Seladon Swatow Blauweiss/Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of Ignazio Vok, Koln, 1983, pl. 99.
Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese Art, London, 18 May 2018