A very rare blue and white faceted vase, Ming dynasty, late 15th century

A very rare blue and white faceted vase, Ming dynasty, late 15th century

Lot 1344. A very rare blue and white faceted vase, Ming dynasty, late 15th century; 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2018

Of square section, the vase is decorated on the faceted body with a continuous scene of Daoist figures in a landscape with rocks and plants, all between lappet petals on the foot and upright leaves on the neck which is flanked by a pair of halberd-form handles, fitted Japanese wood box.

Provenance: Yukawa Genyo (Shichiseki-ou, b. 1867) Collection; Osaka Bijutsu Club, 15 June 1937, lot 164.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 - 14 September 2018