28 décembre 2021

A Fahua 'peacock' jar and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

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Lot 2935. A Fahua 'peacock' jar and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 16 1⁄2 in. (42 cm.) overall height. Price realised HKD 150,000 (Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000). © Christie's 2021

The jar is crisply decorated with moulded and thread appliqués in slip to depict two peacocks in a garden separated by ornamental rocks and peony sprays, below a cloud collar around the shoulder and above petal lappets around the foot, both enclosing lotus blooms. The neck is further decorated with detached cloud scrolls and the interior is applied with green enamel. The cover is decorated with a lychee and floral spray, surmounted by a bud-shaped finial.

NoteCompare a fahua jar similarly decorated with peacock and peonies, formerly in the J.T. Tai Collection, sold at Sotheby’s New York, 22 March 2011, lot 95.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 3 Dec 2021

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