15 September 2016
A FAHUA RETICULATED DOUBLE-GOURD VASE
MING DYNASTY, 15TH-16TH CENTURY
The lower and upper body are decorated with scholars at various pursuits amidst clouds and pine trees against a pierced ground, with ruyi heads at the waist, and petal-lappet borders at the mouth and foot. The decoration is glazed in turquoise, yellow and white against a rich aubergine ground.
13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) high
Ralph M. Chait, New York, no. 6129, according to label.
John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874-1960) Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1960.
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