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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 588

    A RARE SLIP-DECORATED BLUE-GLAZED JAR AND COVER

    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE SLIP-DECORATED BLUE-GLAZED JAR AND COVER
    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
    The globular body tapering towards the foot and decorated in white slip with two jardinières containing bonsai pine and bamboo, the trunks twisted into shou characters, the slightly domed cover with butterflies hovering above cockscomb, all with incised details and reserved on a soft blue ground
    5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) across, box


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    Provenance

    Toguri Museum of Art, Tokyo.