A small Kinrande ewer, 16th century

Lot 2119. A small Kinrande ewer, 16th century; 10 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.

ProvenanceManno Art Museum, Osaka, no. 1547.
Important Chinese Art from the Manno Art Museum; Christie's Hong Kong, 28 October 2002, lot 548.

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