A Fahua 'lotus' vase, meiping, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)




Lot 115. A Fahua 'lotus' vase, meiping, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 1034 in. (28 cm.) highEstimate: USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised: USD 11,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019

The high-shouldered vase is decorated in relief with two stems of blossoming lotus in a pond below a border of ruyi chime on the shoulder. The relief decoration is highlighted in turquoise, green and cream glazes against a mottled dark blue ground.

Provenance: Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, no. 501, by repute.
Sotheby's New York, 8 November 1980, lot 159.

Christie's. The Art of China: Winter Edition, 28 November - 5 December 2019