A pair of blue and white and café-au-lait glazed rose water sprinklers, Kangxi. Estimate £600 – 800 (€800 – 1,100). Photo Bonhams.
Of double-gourd form, the top half and thin neck painted with Precious Objects and floral motifs, with a diaper band at the shoulder, the bottom globular section with a coffee-coloured glaze encircled with a lighter crackled band. Each 20cm (7 7/8in) high (2).
Notes: For a similar example dated circa 1700 see C.J.A. Jorg, Chinese Ceramics in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Philip Wilson 1997, p.135, no.140.
Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 25 Feb 2015 10:30 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE