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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 574

    A BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING

    MING DYNASTY, LATE 15TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING
    MING DYNASTY, LATE 15TH CENTURY
    Painted in 'windswept' style with a scholar and attendant standing in a landscape framed above by scrolling clouds, between a band of lotus meander on the high shoulder and upright leaf-shaped lappets at the base, all in bright inky tones of underglaze blue
    10¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high


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    See a similar 'windswept' meiping in the Benaki Museum, illustrated by L. Ashton and R.L. Hobson in the Catalogue of the Chinese Pottery & Porcelain, Athens, 1939, pl. XXIX, no. 398. Another example, also with scholar and attendant in a landscape, was sold in these rooms, 26 March 2003, lot 243.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN