A Rare kinrande ‘Dancing Lady’ ewer, Ming Dynasty, Jiajing Period. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby’s
intricately modelled in the form of a lady dancing with her left knee raised, her left arm lowered forming the handle and the right arm lifted forming the spout, wearing long robes elaborately decorated in iron-red, turquoise, yellow and green enamels with a mythical beast panel to her chest and outer skirt, her sleeves and underskirt with scrolling clouds and floral tassels, her face pencilled with underglaze-blue features and tied-up hair, later wood cover imitating a high chignon. Quantité: 2 – 35.2cm., 13 7/8 in.
Notes: A closely related ewer from the Sir Percival David collection, and now in the British Museum, London, is illustrated in R.L. Hobson, Chinese Pottery and Porcelain in the David Collection, London, 1934, pl. CXLV; another is published in theIllustrated Catalogue of Tokyo National Museum. Chinese Ceramics, Tokyo, 1965, pl. 515, together with a Wanli mark and period example, pl. 543; and two further ewers were sold in these rooms, the first, 17th June 1937, lot 116, and the second, 6thNovember 2013, lot 405.
Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Londres | 05 nov. 2014, 10:00 AM