Lot 97. A large blue and white jar and cover, Wanli period (1573-1619); 171⁄4 in. (43.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020
The heavily potted jar is decorated with foliate scrolls bearing various fruits and flowers, interspersed with sea shells, double-gourds, bamboo shoots, and Buddhist emblems, between borders of classic scroll and ruyi heads. The domed cover is decorated with further foliate scrolls, and is surmounted by a pearl-shaped finial.
Property from the Collection of Lenora and Walter F. Brown.
Provenance: Myrna Myers, Paris, 1982.
The Lenora and Walter F. Brown Collection, San Antonio, Texas.
Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection, 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020