Lot 106. A large blue and white 'Hundred Antiques' jar and cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 81cm (31 7/8in) high. Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000. Sold for £ 10,062 (€ 11,747). Photo: Bonhams.
Finely painted around the exterior with shaped panels containing auspicious and scholarly objects known collectively as the 'one hundred antiques' motif as well as flowers and birds, all reserved on a diaper-pattern ground, the waisted neck with a scrolling band of chysanthemums, the domed cover similarly decorated and surmounted by a Buddhist-lion finial.
Note: The design known as the 'hundred antiques' encapsulates the traditional scholar's interest in collecting various objects which symbolised his refinement and learning. It was fashionable to use antiques as decoration on porcelain in the late Ming and early Qing periods.
Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 7 Nov 2019