21 September 2004
Property from a California Private Collection
A WELL-PAINTED BLUE AND WHITE JAR, GUAN
MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY
The baluster body painted with the seven sages of the bamboo grove divided into three scenes illustrating various scholarly pursuits, including playing the qin, playing weiqi and the study of paintings, all framed within graceful bamboo and clouds and set between a lappet band below and a ruyi collar and ruyi border on the shoulder above, the waisted neck encircled by detached cloud scrolls
13 in. (33 cm.) high
Christie's, New York, 22 March 1999, lot 286.
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A jar with similar borders, but a different scene, was included in the Exhibition of Blue and White Porcelain from the Shanghai Museum, Tokyo, 1988, Catalogue, no. 48.
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