Lot 2906. A blue and white 'Floral spray' lobed jar, Xuande six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1426-1435); 4 ½ in. (11.4 cm.) high. Estimate: HK$3,000,000.00 - HK$5,000,000.00 (USD 384,525 - USD 640,875). Price realised HKD 2,980,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
The square jar is modelled with rounded shoulders tapering to a low foot. It is decorated on the exterior to each lobe with lychee, peach, pomegranates and longan, all between two bands of petals at the shoulder and above the foot, Japanese wood box.
Provenance: Fujita Family Collection, Osaka (according to the inscription on the wood box)
Acquired in Japan, circa 2005.
inscription on box.
Note: The elegant shape of the present lobed jar is similar to the Xuande ge-type lobed jars excavated from Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, China. See Imperial kiln porcelain unearthed in Jingdezhen, Beijing Cultural Relics Publishing House, 2009, p. 153, fig. 83.