Lot 217. A blue and white ‘Ladies’ jar and cover. Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 56cm., 22in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. © Sotheby's.
the baluster body rising to a waisted neck with lipped rim, the body moulded and painted with three rows of petal-shaped panels variously enclosing blossoming flowers and ladies in a garden, all divided by geometric and floral bands, the cover similarly decorated.
Provenance: A Dutch Private Collection.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 may 2014