A Fahua 'Figural' meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 398. A Fahua 'Figural' meiping, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 30 cm, 11 3/4  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's.

with a tapering body sweeping up to a rounded shoulder surmounted by a waisted neck and everted rim, painted to the exterior with a sage drifting towards a pavilion enshrouded in clouds approached by an attendant carrying a wrapped qin, between a ruyi-collar enclosing lotus blooms at the shoulder and a lappet band below, glazed in aubergine, turquoise and yellow reserved against a deep blue ground.

Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London, 17 May 2019, 10:00 AM