Blue and White Jar, China, 19th/20th century, Ming-style, bulbous, with a sharp S-curved silhouette and a wide flat-rimmed mouth raised from the shoulder, decorated with four lotus stalks, two of which along with a pair of mandarin ducks between a floral band and a band of lotus lappets, a band of ruyi cloud design around mouth, the interior with wheel marks including a joined line, Christie's sticker on base, ht. 10 1/2, dia. to 11 1/2 in.
Provenance: Christie's, Sale 2731, Lot 229, October 1, 2013.
firing cracks; glazing defects with pockmarks, clay impurities, uneven glaze.
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