Lot 1564. A blue and white bowl, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 5 5/8 in. (14.4 cm.) diam.. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.
The exterior is decorated in bright shades of underglaze cobalt blue with a continuous scene of deer in a landscape.
Provenance: Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 16 May 1967, lot 91.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, Hong Kong, 28 November 1978, lot 80.
The Lenora and Walter F. Brown Collection, San Antonio, Texas.
Note: A related Wanli-marked example is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 35 - Blue and White Porcelain with Underglaze Red (II), Hong Kong, 2000, pl. 109. Other examples are illustrated in Chinese Ceramics in The Idemitsu Collection, Japan, 1987, fig. 732; one from the Toguri Collection, illustrated in Sekai toji zenshu, vol. 14, Tokyo, 1976, pl. 103, which was sold at Sotheby's London, 9 June 2004, lot 43.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 September 2020