A wucai baluster jar and cover, Transitional period, circa 1650

Lot 1329. A wucai baluster jar and cover, Transitional period, circa 1650; 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.) highEstimate 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised 37,500 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010

Painted around the body with a scene of a maiden kneeling in tribute before male and female officials, their attendants to one side in front of a large screen and altar table, while a group of maidens play musical instruments on a terrace, all beneath a border of 'cracked-ice' pattern on the shoulder and rocks and flowers on the tapered neck, the cover painted with a scene of three boys playing in a rocky landscape.

Provenance: Chait Galleries, New York.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 16 - 17 September 2010