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11 janvier 2020

A small blue and white baluster jar, Transitional period, circa 1650

A small blue and white baluster jar, Transitional period, circa 1650

Lot 1402. A small blue and white baluster jar, Transitional period, circa 1650; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high. Together with a blue and white dish, 16th-17th century; 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) diamEstimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013.

The sides are decorated with a continuous scene of a scholar on horseback fleeing from two soldiers carrying banners in a landscape between incised borders and below foliate sprays on the neck. Together with a blue and white dish, 16th/17th century, the shallow, rounded sides are painted on the exterior with two groups of eight boys shown at play. The center of the interior is decorated with a design of a cross surrounded by four S-shaped scrolls and eight radiating leaves.

Provenance: Tim and Sally Turner Collection, acquired in 1988 (jar) and 1993 (dish).

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of ArtNew York, 19 - 20 September 2013

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