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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE AND YELLOW, GREEN AND AUBERGINE-ENAMELED INCISED OVOID VASE
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LENORA AND WALTER F. BROWN
A RARE BLUE AND WHITE AND YELLOW, GREEN AND AUBERGINE-ENAMELED INCISED OVOID VASE

JIAJING-WANLI PERIOD (1522-1619)

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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE AND YELLOW, GREEN AND AUBERGINE-ENAMELED INCISED OVOID VASE
JIAJING-WANLI PERIOD (1522-1619)
The central panel is incised with lotus scroll with yellow tendrils and aubergine flowerheads on a green ground, between a band of lotus scroll on the shoulder and a band of lappets above the foot, both in underglaze blue.
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high
Provenance
Christie's London, 11 December 1987, lot 100.
The Lenora and Walter F. Brown Collection, San Antonio, Texas.

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The design of this jar, with underglaze-blue bands above and below a wide band of overglaze enamels, is very rare. A very similar jar is in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, accession no., 4396-1857, and is illustrated in R.L. Hobson, Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, New York, 1915, vol. II, p. 160. The V&A example is nearly identical to the present jar in the decoration of its middle and lower bands, but differs in that its upper band is decorated with shaped panels of horses.

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