21 décembre 2018

A blue and white double-gourd wall vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

A blue and white double-gourd wall vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620)

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Lot 449. A blue and white double-gourd wall vase, Wanli mark and period (1573-1620); 31 cm, 12 1/4  in. Estimate £6,000 - £8,000. Sold: £8,125. © Sotheby's

the flattened double-gourd body painted in rich cobalt-blue tones to the lower bulb with figures offering tribute, the upper bulb with birds amidst a lotus pond and the neck with a dragon quatrefoil panel, the reverse inscribed with the six-character mark above a rectangular aperture for suspension.

Provenance: Cornette de Saint Cyr, Paris, 4th April 2012.

Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese Art, London, 10 November 2017


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