Lot 85. A rare blue and white multi-spouted 'fish' vase, Mark and period of Jiajing (1522-1566). Diameter 4¼ in., 10.8 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 138,600 USD. © Sotheby's 2021
of globular form, resting on a straight foot and set with six short cylindrical spouts above, vibrantly painted with carp swimming amidst lotus blooms, leaves, waterweed, and other aquatic plants, a border of peach and flower sprays surrounding a stylized radiating lingzhi medallion at the top, each spout painted with a scrolling floral arabesque, the recessed base with a six-character mark within a double circle in underglaze blue, wood stand.
From the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton
Provenance: Marchant, London, 31st March 1999.
Exhibited: Two Hundred Years of Chinese Porcelain 1522-1722, S. Marchant & Son, London, 1998, cat. no. 9.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021