A wucai jar, Transitional period, circa 1650

Lot 853. A wucai jarTransitional periodcirca 1650; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000Price realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014

One side is painted with a scene of a lady holding a pine branch with her female attendants on a terrace beneath a large pine tree. The other side is painted with an official, also holding a pine branch, next to his attendants followed by another male holding a fan, all within a cloud-form cartouche. 

Provenance: Alfred E. Guntermann (1943-2013) Collection.

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza