An iron-red-ground blue and white vase, meiping, late Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 2118. An iron-red-ground blue and white vase, meiping, late Ming dynasty, 16th century10 in. (25.4 cm.) highEstimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. 

The vase is decorated with two scholars wearing long robes within a garden, one accompanied by a boy attendant, between a wide band of leafy lotus blooms within shaped borders on the shoulder, and a lotus-lappet band at the base. All are decorated in underglaze blue on an iron-red ground, Japanese wood box.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 20 - 21 March 2014