19 March 2008
A RARE SLIP-DECORATED BLUE-GLAZED JAR AND COVER
MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
The globular body tapering towards the foot and decorated in white slip with two jardinières containing bonsai pine and bamboo, the trunks twisted into shou characters, the slightly domed cover with butterflies hovering above cockscomb, all with incised details and reserved on a soft blue ground
5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) across, box
Toguri Museum of Art, Tokyo.
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