17 - 18 September 2015
A SILVER-MOUNTED BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLE
TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, CIRCA 1635-1640
The compressed, globular body is decorated with a scene of an official accompanied by attendants greeting a kneeling farmer holding a hoe and pointing towards his water buffalo, while another grazes in the foreground, all below a band of flower scroll on the shoulder and two stylized, leafy stems on the neck that rises to a rounded collar decorated with lotus scroll. The neck has a sterling silver mount and there is a sterling silver stopper.
13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) high
Private American collection, acquired in the 1950s-60s.
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