6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 8,125
GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A BLUE AND WHITE SQUARE SECTIONED BOTTLE VASE, WANLI (1753-1619)
painted to two panels with a scholar standing within a fenced garden, the alternating panels variously with two attendants and a solitary figure with long handled fan, all within garden scenes and amongst pine and rockwork, the shoulders with a beaded ruyi-head apron, the cylindrical neck with cloud scrolls -- 9½in. (24cm.) high.
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