A rare doucai ovoid figural vase, 18th century

Lot 191. A rare doucai ovoid figural vase, 18th century; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000Price realised GBP 5,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.

The vase is decorated to the exterior with a scene of a scholar receiving a qin, with several attendants looking on, all surrounded by a rocky landscape with bamboo to one side. The base is painted with an apocryphal Chenghua mark.

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