Lot 40. A pair of large blue and white 'lotus' jars, Wanli period (1573-1620). The largest 37.4cm (14 3/4in) high. Estimate £ 2,000 3,000. Sold for £ 13,812 (€ 15,539). Courtesy Bonhams.
Each of ovoid form, robustly potted, rising to the high shoulders and short waisted neck with lipped rim, painted around the exterior in vivid varying shades of blue with continuous foliate lotus scrolls, between upright overlapping lappets border above the foot and foliate scroll around the neck, the base unglazed with typical orange tinge.
Provenance: a US West Coast private collection.