20 March 2001
A Blue and White Ovoid Jar and Cover
Painted in bright cobalt blue with rectangular panels separated by cash-pattern borders alternately enclosing landscape scenes, flower vases and scholar's objects, all between ruyi and foliate bands, the rim unglazed, the domed cover decorated en suite
141/8in. (35.8cm.) high
S. Marchant & Son, London.
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A very similar covered jar was included in the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1935-6, p. 169, no. 1793.
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