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Lot 118. Two small purple-splashed 'ma jun' vases, Ming dynasty or later; The larger, 534 in. (14.5 cm.) highEstimate USD 600 - USD 800. Price Realised USD 2,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020

The first, a small vase with bulbous body is covered with a glaze of pale sky-blue color accented with faint splashes of purple; the second, a ‘garlic head’ vase is covered overall with a glaze of pale sky-blue color decorated with purple splashes, the base carved with a number qi (seven).

Property from the Collection of Peter Tcherepnine.

Provenance: Samuel T. Peters (1854-1921) Collection, nos. 129 and 485.
Louisine Peters Weekes Tcherepnine (1886-1952).
Adaline Hathaway Weekes Scully (1915-1984) and thence by descent.

Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection, 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020