25 mai 2018

A wucai jar, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

A wucai jar, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619)

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Lot 505. A wucai jar, mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); h. 13.6 cm, 5 3/8  in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD ( 18,604 — 25,839 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. 

painted in cobalt blue, iron red, yellow, green and black enamels with four lobed panels, depicting birds flying amongst flower branches, between a frieze of four similarly decorated cartouches against a coin-diaper ground and a lappet band.

Compare a similar piece illustrated in Chinese Art Exhibition Series: The Art of Ming and Qing dynasty, vol. 5, Osaka Museum, Osaka, 1980, pl. 1-98. See also a wucai jar sold in these rooms, 4th April 2012, lot 3170.

Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 May 2018, 11:15 AM

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