A rare blue and white jar, guan, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period. Estimate US$ 15,000 – 20,000 (€12,000 – 16,000). Photo Bonhams.
Thickly potted and painted in shades of cobalt blue with a band of pearl-centered lappets around the curving shoulder, branches of camellia, peony, lotus and chrysanthemum encircling the compressed globular body above a stiff leaf band rising from the foot, the six-character mark written in regular script within a double ring beneath a celadon-tinged glaze applied everywhere except the foot pad and the altered rim of the neck now covered with a metallic copper colored pigment. 8 1/2in (21.6cm) high, 11 1/4in (28.5cm) diameter
Provenance: Rare Art, Inc. 1981
A similar blue and white jar with the original neck preserved, also Jiajing mark and of the period, sold in Sotheby’s, Hong Kong sale HK0203, 25 April 2004, lot 298 (9 1/2in/24.2cm high).
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE WORKS OF ART, 16 Dec 2014 10:00 PST – SAN FRANCISCO