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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 439

    A RARE BLUE AND WHITE GLOBULAR JAR

    JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)

    Price Realised  

    A RARE BLUE AND WHITE GLOBULAR JAR
    JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)
    The compressed globular body supported on a short, flared foot, painted with a dragon and phoenix amidst a continuous lotus scroll, between ruyi-head borders at the top and lappet borders at the foot
    3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high, box


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    A slightly larger Jiajing-marked jar of similar form, although painted with dragons, phoenixes and cranes in flight amidst scrolling clouds, was sold Christie's, London, 1 December 1997, lot 98.

    Compare another Jiajing-marked jar, also of similar form, painted with cranes in flight amidst clouds and Daoist trigrams, formerly in the Herzman collection and now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, illustrated by S. Valenstein, The Herzman Collection of Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1992, p. 81, no. 76.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN