Lot 90. A fine and large blue and white archaistic vase, 18th-19th century; 27 3/4in (70.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 18,000 - 27,000). © Bonhams.
Thickly potted with a vertical rim, a pair of scrolling tendril handles applied to the waisted neck and an ovoid body raised on a spreading foot, the extensive painted decoration highlighted in a dotted technique meant to replicate the patterns and the 'heaped and piled' appearance of the underglaze blue pigments on early Ming porcelains; the glaze covering all surfaces except the rounded foot pad encircling the recessed base.
Provenance: Purchased in the 1950s from the T. Z. Shiota Gallery,
San Francisco, California.
Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, San Francisco, 25 Jun 2019, 10:00 PDT