A blue and white Kraak bottle vase, Wanli period (1572-1620)

Lot 131. A blue and white Kraak bottle vase, Wanli period (1572-1620). Height 28 cm. Est: €3,000 - €5,000. Courtesy Lempertz

A pear-shaped bottle vase with slender neck and slightly everted rim, decorated in underglaze-blue with six vertical panels of horses jumping or flying over waves alternated with floral panels below a band of interlocked ruyi heads and tasseled beaded pendants.

Provenance: Private collection, Ruhr area, Germany, assembled in the 1960s, acquired at China-Bohlken, Westerland, in the year 1966, and thence in the family by descent.

Literature: Compare Maura Rinaldi, Kraak Porcelain, A Moment in the History of Trade Hardcover, London 1989, p. 167.

A blue and white Kraak bottle vase, Wanli period (1572-1620)

Lot 132. A blue and white Kraak bottle vase, Wanli period (1572-1620). Height 28 cm. Est: €3,000 - €5,000. Courtesy Lempertz

A pear-shaped bottle vase with slender neck and slightly everted rim, decorated in underglaze-blue with six vertical panels of horses jumping or flying over waves alternated with floral panels below a band of interlocked ruyi heads and tasseled beaded pendants.

Provenance: Private collection, Ruhr area, Germany, assembled in the 1960s, acquired at China-Bohlken, Westerland, in the year 1966, and thence in the family by descent.

Literature: Compare Maura Rinaldi, Kraak Porcelain, A Moment in the History of Trade Hardcover, London 1989, p. 167.

A blue and white Kraak dish, Wanli period (1572-1620)

Lot 250. A blue and white Kraak dish, Wanli period (1572-1620). Diameter 36.7 cmEst: €1,700 - €2,000. Courtesy Lempertz

With everted rim, decorated to the centre with a qilin and a bird below a pine tree in a star-shaped cartouche, surrounded by eight petal-shaped panels alternating with further symbols and fruiting branches. Rim frits.

Provenance: Private collection, North Rhine-Westphalia, acquired at bei Bernheimer, Munich in 13.12.1984 (Paper label: Bernheimer, München, 1864 gegr.).

Kunsthaus Lempertz KG, Asian Art I (China - Tibet/Nepal - India, South East Asia), June 24, 2021, Köln, Germany