Lot 1296. A blue and white 'lotus' jar, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 6 5/8 in. (16.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013
The high-shouldered body is painted with large lotus blossoms borne on leafy, scrolling meander set between double-line borders and bands of interlocking scrolls below the rim and above the foot.
Note: A Jiajing-marked jar of identical size and design was offered at Christie's Hong Kong, 13 January 1987, lot 560. A related example, bearing a Wanli rather than Jiajing mark, was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 30 November 2011, lot 2993.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 19 - 20 September 2013