Lot 1035. A 'Cizhou' drum-form garden seat, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 17 7/8 in., 45.5 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Sold: $25,000. © Sotheby's
the body covered in a creamy-white slip and clear glaze, flanked by two handles formed by lion masks issuing fixed rings, large lotus blossoms on spiraling leafy vines painted in brown between rows of raised bosses, the seat top painted with a spotted qilin amidst auspicious objects.
Provenance: Purchased in Hong Kong, 1960s-1970s.