A Ming blue and white oviform jar, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

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Lot 3730. A Ming blue and white oviform jar, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566); 10 in. (25.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 860,000© Christie's Images Ltd. 2011

The rounded body painted with five horses leaping over swirling and breaking waves above a band of cloud-shaped lappets encircling the base, all below the anbaxiang, Eight Treasures, emblems attached to beaded jewellery chains suspending from a band ofruyi-head on the shoulder, below a tapered cylindrical neck with lotus scrolls, Japanese wood box.

Property from the Yiqingge Collection.

ProvenanceHirano Kotoken.

Note: Compare with three jars of this shape and pattern, the first is illustrated in Selected Masterpieces from the Collection of the Nezu Art Museum, 1968, no. 310; in the Palace Museum Collection, Beijing, illustrated in Blue and White Porcelain with Underglaze Red (II), The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 2000, p. 112, no. 102; and another from the Christina Loke Balsara Collection, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 19 January 1988, lot 256. 

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 1 June 2011, Convention Hall