'Li Bai' water dropper, Wanli period (153-1619)


Lot 218. A blue and white 'Li Bai' water dropper, Wanli period (153-1619); 5 3/8 in. (13.5 cm.) wide. Estimation : GBP 2,000 - 3,000Price Realised: GBP 2750.00© Christie's Images Ltd 2018

The Drunken Poet is modelled with his eyes closed, wearing a scholar's cap and a robe decorated with cloud scrolls. He reclines with one hand resting on a wine jar which forms the water vessel, and his other sleeve is tucked behind his back, forming the spout.

Christie's. The Art of China: London Summer Edition, 11-19 july 2018