Lot 38. A fine blue and white Ming-style jardinière, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Diam. 39 cm, 15 3/8 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP (35,022 - 58,370 EUR). Lot sold 30,000 GBP (38,763 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.
the ovoid body rising from a short straight foot to a short waisted neck and lipped rim, densely painted to the exterior in deep shades of cobalt accented by contrived 'heaping and piling' with flower blossoms borne of leafy scrolls, all between a band of ruyi-motifs and lappet border, the interior similarly decorated.
Provenance: Christie's London, 6th November 2012, lot 228.