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