Lot 715. A rare large Dehua relief-decorated jardinière, 17th-18th century; 15 1/8 in. (38.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000© Christie's Image Ltd 2019. 

The exterior of the vessel is decorated in relief with birds amidst various blossoming flowers and rock formations, and the base is pierced with a conjoined cash design.

ProvenanceKate Sturges Buckingham (1858–1937) Collection, Chicago, before 1924.
The Art Institute of Chicago, accessioned as the Collection of Lucy Maud Buckingham (1870-1920) in 1924.

NoteA very similar relief-decorated Dehua jardinière of comparable large size, in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is illustrated by P.J. Donnelly in Blanc de Chine: The Porcelain of Tehua in Fukien, New York/Washington, 1969, pl. 23c.

Christie's. Chinese Art from The Art Institute of Chicago, New York, 12 September 2019