A blue and white sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa 1640

Lot 1370. A blue and white sleeve vase, Transitional period, circa 1640; 17 7/8 in. (45.4 cm.) highEstimate 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised 18,750 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010

Well painted in rich shades of blue at the waist with a wide band of overlapping ruyi-head lappets containing lotus blossoms amidst leafy scroll beneath five of the bajixiang, positioned beneath tasseled chimes and between further lappets containing lotus, camellia and beribboned pearls, the foot incised with a crosshatch border and the waisted neck incised with a simplified floral scroll beneath a border of upright ruyi heads.

Exhibited: On loan to the Portland Art Museum, 1 June 2006 - 22 June 2010; exhibited 2007-2010.

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