Lot 85. A large blue and white 'ladies in garden' jar, guan, 16th century; 34cm (13 3/8in) high. Estimate £ 25,000 - 30,000€ (29,000 - 35,000). Sold for £ 27,562 (€ 31,285) © Bonhams 2001-2019
The heavily-potted vessel of shouldered hexagonal form with gently rounded sides and a short neck, finely painted with six ogival panels depicting garden scenes with court ladies engaging in various leisurely pursuits, set between stylised floral scrolls, above a band of palmettes reserved on a blue ground, the shoulder with a diaper band enclosing shaped panels with qilin and tripod incense burners, the neck with a further diaper band containing panels decorated with flower heads.
Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2019