15 September 2016
A PAIR OF MASSIVE FAHUA JARDINIÈRES
MING DYNASTY, 15TH-16TH CENTURY
Each is decorated in thread-relief outline with various blossoming flowers. The decoration is glazed in subtle tones of aubergine and white against a rich turquoise ground. Each is fitted with a metal liner.
33 ½ in. (85 cm.) diam., wood stands
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher (d. 1917) Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1922.
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