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Lot 260: An importante Ming Fahua baluster jar and cover
19 October 2016
Lisboa, PortugalLive Auction
"Fahua" Chinese ceramic
Relief and polychrome decoration in turquoise, white and ochre
Depicting the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove on a landscape with rocks, Pine trees and cloud scrolls
Shoulder decorated with the eight Taoist symbols on a ruyi frieze and neck with vaporous clouds
Decorated near the base with a large petal lappet band enclosing inverted lotus buds
Domed cover with two peonies sprays and insects
Ming Dynasty, late 15th, early 16th century
(cover restored; losses to the glazing)
Anthony du Boulay, Christie's Pictorical History of Chinese Ceramics, pp.174-177.
Dimensions: Alt.: 42 cm