Lot 252. A blue and white Ming-style cylindrical jar, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
The vase is decorated with a wide band of star-shaped geometric interlocking panels enclosing flower heads, the space between the panels is filled with a foaming wave pattern. The panel is set between two bands of scrolling lotus and the neck is decorated with a band of tumultuous waves, and the foot is decorated with a band of demi-flower heads.
Note: This group of cylindrical jars is based upon Ming-dynasty originals and is often referred to in the West by the Spanish term 'albarello' because of their physical resemblance to 11th-century Near Eastern apothecary jars. Compare a similar jar dated to the 18th century sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 May 2013, lot 2288.
A fine Ming-style blue and white cylindrical jar and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm.) high. Sold for HKD 475,000 at Christie's Hong Kong, 29 May 2013, lot 2288. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013