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22 septembre 2020

An unusual blue and white 'lingzhi and babao' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

An unusual blue and white 'lingzhi and babao' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

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Lot 516. An unusual blue and white 'lingzhi and babao' jar, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566). Height 5 in., 12.7 cmEstimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold 22,680 USD. © Sotheby's 2020.

of baluster form, finely painted with a continuous scroll of meandering lingzhi, each of the eight fungi supporting one of the 'Eight Precious Objects,' babao, framed below by a classic scroll border, and above by a diaper band at the shoulder beneath a short straight rim, the base with a six-character mark within double circle. 

ProvenanceRalph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 19th September 1966.
Exhibited: The Cosmopolitan Club, New York, 18th September - 22nd October 1979.

Note: Compare two blue and white jars of the same design but bearing Wanli reign marks, the first sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29th September 1992, the second in our Hong Kong rooms, 28th-29th November 2019, lot 440

 Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Live Auction, 23 September 2020, New York

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