25 September 2020
A VERY LARGE BLUE AND WHITE VASE, MEIPING
WANLI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AROUND THE SHOULDER AND OF THE PERIOD (1573-1619)
The central section is decorated with scholars and attendants beneath a tall pine tree in a garden. The shoulder is decorated with pendent shaped panels enclosing flower blossoms on leafy stems between auspicious emblems.
25 ¼ in. (64.6 cm.) high
Christie's South Kensington, London, 12 September 1985, lot 387.
The Lenora and Walter F. Brown Collection, San Antonio, Texas.
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A smaller (51.6 cm. high) Wanli-marked vase with similar decoration of scholars and attendants between decorative borders is illustrated in The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1991, no. 84.
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