A large wucai baluster vase, Transitional period, circa 1650

Lot 1330. A large wucai baluster vase, Transitional period, circa 1650; 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm.) highEstimate 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised 8,125 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010

Painted with an official seated in a terraced garden surrounded by attendants and tribute bearers, three kneeling in the foreground and presenting a jue, an ingot and a wine ewer, while a fourth approaches from the side bearing a wrapped gift, the neck painted with leafy chrystanthemum and peony sprays and ornamental rockwork above a 'cracked-ice' border encircling the shoulder.

Provenance: Chait Galleries, New York.

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