9 November 2004
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
A SMALL MING BLUE AND WHITE OVOID JAR, GUAN
UNDERGLAZE BLUE WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)
Painted in bright cobalt blue with a brace of peacocks perched on rockwork below peony and butterflies, between bands of lotus petals around the short neck and the slightly waisted base
5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high
Gulbenkian Museum, Durham.
with Loke Wan Tho, Hong Kong.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium
Please not that the jar has a star crack on the neck, approx. 2.5 x 0.7 cm.
What a newcomer need to know about the highly collectable, grain-based liquor served at all Chinese state banquets
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York