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    Sale 13753

    Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    15 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 823

    A FAHUA RETICULATED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE

    MING DYNASTY, 15TH-16TH CENTURY

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    A FAHUA RETICULATED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
    MING DYNASTY, 15TH-16TH CENTURY
    The lower and upper body are decorated with scholars at various pursuits amidst clouds and pine trees against a pierced ground, with ruyi heads at the waist, and petal-lappet borders at the mouth and foot. The decoration is glazed in turquoise, yellow and white against a rich aubergine ground.
    13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Ralph M. Chait, New York, no. 6129, according to label.
    John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960) Collection.
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1960.