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A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE GARDEN SEATS
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A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE GARDEN SEATS

LATE MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE GARDEN SEATS
Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century
Each of drum form, the sides painted in bright tones of underglaze blue with a broad frieze of two pairs of peacocks in a garden setting, the two scenes separated by two lion-mask handles molded in high relief, all between rows of raised bosses and a band of waves and rocks below and a foliate-decorated ruyi collar above, the slightly domed top decorated with playful Buddhistic lions encircling a pierced cash motif
14½in. (36.8cm.) high (2)
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