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A large blue and white ‘Lotus’ jar, China, Wanli period. Estimate 6 000 €. Photo Nagel

Of ovoid form, the jar is painted all over with foliate scrolls bearing lotus blossoms, and with a lappet border above the foot and a band of floral sprays on the waisted neck. H. 40,2 cm. Overpainted firing crack at the body

Property form an European private collection

A similar jar, with cover, which is dated c. 1573-1620, is in the British Museum, and illustrated by J. Harrison-Hall in Ming Ceramics, London, 2001, p. 291, no. 11:34. One of three jars, without covers, is illustrated by R. Krahl in Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul, vol. II, London, 1986, p. 738, no. 1329

Nagel. « Asian Art ». 2014/12/08