Lot 1042. An unusual blue and white pear-shaped ewer, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1522-1566); 25.5 cm diam, Japanese wood box. Price realised USD 20,160 (Estimate USD 18,000 – USD 25,000). © Christie's Images Ltd 2023
Note: For a Jiajing-marked ewer of similar form and with similar decoration on the neck and spout, see the example illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, Book II, London, 1986, p. 657, no. 1018. A Jiajing-marked ewer of similar form, but with kinrande decoration, sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 27 October 2003, lot 606.
While the decoration of scholars in a terraced landscape is rarely found on Jiajing-marked ewers, it can be found on Jiajing-marked porcelains of different forms. A Jiajing-marked jar decorated with a similar design was sold at Christie’s New York, 16-17 September 2010, lot 1366.
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