Lot 1082. A Fahua garden seat, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.
The barrel-shaped body is molded in low relief with cranes amidst lotus plants in a central band interrupted by monster mask handles, all between bands of bosses, and all under turquoise, aubergine, amber and ivory glazes.
The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection.
Provenance: Nagatani, Chicago, 18 October 1961.