A large blue and white oviform jar, late Ming dynasty

Lot 571. A large blue and white oviform jar, late Ming dynasty; 35cm (13 3/4in) high. Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500. Sold for £ 8,925 (€ 10,413)© Bonhams 2001-2021

The rounded body rising from a flaring foot, decorated with four panels of gentlemen and scholars in riverside gardens and mountainous landscapes on a ground of scrolling flowers and foliage and smaller landscape panels, the foot with scattered blossoms and waves

NoteThe designs on the present lot are possibly taken from woodblock prints of popular stories that proliferated in the late Ming period and reflect an era of social change and economic prosperity.

See a similar blue and white jar and cover, late Ming dynasty, which was sold at Sotheby's London, 15 June 2020, lot 9.

Bonhams. Roger Keverne Ltd Moving On (Part II), London, New Bond Street, 7 June 2021