A Fahua double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century


Lot 322. A Fahua double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 14 7/8  in., 37.7 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's

with a rounded lower body tapering at the waist before rising to a tall upper bulb surmounted by a short neck, decorated overall with foliate scrolls bearing peony blossoms above a band of lappets, all outlined in slip and glazed turquoise, cream, mauve, yellow and aubergine on a rich purplish blue ground, the interior of the mouth and foot glazed greenish blue

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19 march 2013